I haven't actually done the calculations but I know I will need a LOT of mulch. To save some money, I was thinking of bringing in some free mulch that tree trimmers will give away free to get rid of it and then the top 2" put something more attractive.
Has anyone had any experience with getting free mulch from tree trimmers? Do you use it as is, or did you grind it up further. How good is it typically for the soil? How thick to you keep your mulch to deter weeds? I was going to place newspaper down first instead of the nasty fabric that I pulled up.