You may be wondering, “What are bulk gardening products? And why do I need them?” We sell a lot of bulk products for your garden and landscape, but it can be confusing to know what they are and which one is the right fit for your needs. So we break it down to explain what the goals and benefits are for each product.
First, there are three master categories of bulk garden products:
We understand that it can be difficult to determine what their differences are and why you may choose one over another. Below is our go-to guide for you to better understand the functions of mulch, soil, and sand, as well as their pros and cons.
Mulch is a general term that means a layer of any material that is intended to cover the soil, typically around desirable plants but also over unwanted plants to help remove them.
Mulches are available as organic or inorganic options. Be sure to account for the following factors when selecting which type of mulch you would like to use.
Includes organic matter which breaks down over time and assists in improving soil structure, increases fertility in edible plants, increases moisture retention, and reduce weeds. They do require refreshing as material breaks down.
This category includes rock, weed barrier fabric, rubber mats or chat. These require less maintenance overall but can be detrimental to the soil and plants in or near them as they don’t allow for air exchange and can increase the heat index of an area.
Compost is any decaying organic matter, such as manure, leaves, food waste, or grass clippings. This organic matter is used to fertilize or condition soil, typically applied in a thin layer on top of the soil or tilled into the top few inches.
Varieties we carry:
Bark is a type of organic mulch that does not offer nutritional benefits.
Rock mulches are small, roundish or angled pieces of rock that are spread in layers over weed barrier fabric or native soils. They can be used in a number of ways, such as dry riverbeds or around ponds and water features.
Soil is made of both mineral and organic components. Soil textures and structures vary widely. Some are amended and some are not, some are sifted, some are not. Soils are used to build new beds, fill raised boxes, and amend existing native soils.
Hard pack sand is typically used as a leveler that is compacted before laying pavers or flagstone, but it can also be used as a material for pathways. Play sand is used for recreational areas like sandboxes, playgrounds, volleyball courts, and around fire pits.
Now that you know the difference between our bulk garden products you can make an educated decision about what bulk products are needed for your yard. Once you’ve decided which direction you want to go for your landscape, or what you might need to refresh the look or improve the soil structure, we have got it here for you by the truckload - literally!
You can bring your truck over and we’ll load you up, or if you need quite a bit of product, we can deliver it right to your home! Bulk product delivery is only available to certain cities, and same-day delivery is available when your order is confirmed before 12pm. Read more and request a bulk delivery for your garden needs here.
Take a tour with Ryan Glover through our Bulk Product department at Glover Nursery. You can see we have a huge variety of rock, bark, mulch, sand, and more to help your landscape projects. These products do change throughout the season, so click here to see what is available now.
A couple of highlights include our Glover Top Soil which is our custom blend available both in bulk and in bags. It has the best ingredients in a top soil blend that we carry and you can plant directly into it. It’s great for raised garden beds and flower beds.
Another popular product is our River Cobble. It’s one of our most popular rocks. They are attractive, smooth, and super versatile. You can use them for landscaping, park strips, water features, and more!
If you're looking to create a safe play area in the yard for your kids or grandkids, Playground Chips or Play Sand are both great options. For a swing or slide play area, lay out Playground Chips. They are soft and will cushion the falls that are bound to happen. Play Sand is perfect for a playground box or sandbox.
One we like to highlight is Nutrimulch, it is a very popular Utah sourced product. It contains a blend of composted turkey manure and bark mulch which provides many nutrients to help your gardens thrive.
You can pick up our bulk products onsite with your truck or trailer, or if you would prefer delivery, click here. Either way, we're here to help you make the most of your garden.
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