Mulch is defined as a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. Mulch can be made of a variety of things, but our mulch is high quality, ground wood materials and is a very environmentally friendly choice. People may choose to use mulch to add curb appeal, reduce weeds, control soil temperature, increase water retention, and more. For proper installation, it is recommended for mulch to be added until a uniform layer is created of at least three inches in depth.

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Landscaping Mulch in Lafayette, La

Mulch protects your plants through the seasons. The hot and warm months can really put added stress on the plants. When subjected to cold weather, months of hard work put into landscaping can be reversed. Buying mulch and adding it to your landscape reduces the impact of weather changes and the amount of weeding required for maintaining soil quality

At The Grass & Rock Shoppe, we offer a wide variety of mulch colors and textures to ensure you get the exact look you want for your landscaping project. Our mulch is sold in two ways. Either bagged or in bulk and can be delivered for an additional charge. To learn more, give our office a call. 

Bagged Mulch

Grade A
Cedar Mulch

High moisture retention, holds color, resists rot and mold. All bark western red cedar.
$ 12.50
  • Each bag is 3cf

Grade A
Cypress Mulch

Premium golden colored mulch made from only the bark of Cypress trees.
  • Each bag is 3cf

Pine Needle

Made from high quality clean longleaf or slash pine straw fibers which benefits plants.
$ 10.99
  • Each bag is 2cf

Longleaf Pine
Needle Roll

Very popular among homeowners and landscape contractors.
$ 22
  • Typically cover 60-80 sq ft
Bulk Mulch


Superior mulch for enhanced plant productivity.
$ 48.00
  • This is a bulk mulch and sold by the yard


Usually preferred based on how you want your landscape to look.
$ 55.00
  • This is a bulk mulch and sold by the yard

Mulch FAQs

Here are some of our most popular questions regarding mulch. If you don't see an answer to your question below, feel free to contact us. 

Why is mulch so important?

Mulch is great for your garden and landscaping. It reduces weeds, helps prevent water evaporation and soil erosion, adds some nutrients, and improves the quality of the soil, making your landscape look attractive and finished.

Is it true that mulch attracts termites?

Termites and other bugs do not eat and are not attracted directly to mulch. However, they are attracted to the warm, sometimes moist environments which can be found underneath the mulch.

How much mulch will I need?

One cubic yard of mulch covers 324 square feet at a depth of one inch. Here is how to determine how much mulch you need: Calculate how many square feet you need to mulch. Take that number times the depth in inches you would like to apply your mulch. Divide the result by 324, and you have the cubic yards of mulch you need to buy to cover the desired area. This is the formula you want: Square footage x desired depth / 324 square feet = total cubic yards required.

It’s probably best to calculate a little high or buy a few extra cubic yards of mulch to ensure you don’t run short. We do have a materials calculator if you would like to use that.

When's the best time to put mulch down?

Mid-to-late spring, just when the ground is warming up from winter freezes, is considered mulching season, although some gardeners prefer to mulch in the fall. It is recommended not to mulch too soon in the spring because that could slow down the thawing process. Alternatively, it would be best if you didn’t mulch too late in the fall because that could prevent your plants from becoming dormant, which they need to do to protect themselves from winter temperatures.

How deep should my mulch be?

Most gardeners agree that the ideal depth for organic mulch is about 2-3 inches. That is deep enough to keep down weeds and insulate the soil but not so deep that the mulch smothers plants or prevents water from getting to the soil. Finely shredded organic mulch should not be more than 3 inches deep. However, coarser mulches such as un-aged wood chips or pine bark nuggets allow for more air and water movement to be applied up to 4 inches thick.

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