Mustang Mulch

This mulch is in its purest form... Straight from your curb to the bag.

Residents, businesses and landscape companies can purchase Mustang Mulch, mulch ground from brush debris collected from Irving residential customer, at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill.

The untreated mulch is available in 2-cubic-foot bags for $3 per bag or sold in bulk for $12 per cubic-yard.

The Hunter Ferrell Landfill is located at 220 W. Hunter Ferrell Road and is open from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Sunday. It is closed on city holidays. Call (972) 721-7322 to make sure mulch is available.

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Mulching Benefits: 

  • Prevents soil compaction and erosion
  • Suppresses weedsCaptures and retains soil moisture
  • Protects roots from the sun's heat
  • Protects plant crowns from winter cold
  • Protects and stimulates microbial activity in the soil
  • Adds nutrients to the soil as the mulch breaks down

Mulching Suggested Guidelines:

  • Mulch all trees that are not grassed or thick ground cover.
  • Trees and shrubs benefit from mulch spread at least as far as their outermost branched (the "dripline"). To prevent diseases and pest infestation, avoid piling mulch against tree trunks.
  • Use layer of course mulch 3 or more inches in depth for weed control.
  • Spread mulches under annuals after they are well established (4-6 inches tall).
  • Water the ground thoroughly before and after applying a mulch cover.
 Mulch Use Thickness   Notes
Garden and Landscape Beds 3 to 6 inch Weed area before applying much
Annuals and Perennials 1 to 3 inch Best to spread mulch when plants are 4-6 inches tall 
Shrubs and Trees 2 to 3 inch Avoid piling mulch against tree trunks 
Paths or Pathways 2 to 4 inch To keep paths weed free even longer, place a layer of cardboard before spreading mulch 
Erosion Control 2 to 4 inch  2 to 4 inches over any area without cover; 3 to 4 inches on slope 

For more information, call the Solid Waste Services Department at (972) 721-8059.