Delivery Zones

Capital Mulch Company has three delivery zones. You can use the map below to calculate how far away your delivery will be from our location in Raleigh, NC. Or, you can also just give us a call, and we'll be glad to let you know what your delivery zone is.



Capital Mulch Company is not responsible for damage to driveways, yards or parking lots. Significant off-road travel is restricted at delivery.




10 miles or less from our Raleigh, NC location

• No Additional Delivery Fees!



Between 11-20 miles from our Raleigh, NC location

• $5.00 per loaded mile



Beyond 20 miles from our Raleigh, NC location

• $10.00 per loaded mile

Tips for a Smooth Delivery

Suggestions that will help make your delivery from Capital Mulch Company go smoothly:

  • If you need your delivery offroad, please let us know when placing your order. Truck wrecker charges will be the responsibility of the homeowner if they request off-road delivery and the truck gets stuck.
  • Decide and notify Capital Mulch Company where to put your material pile before delivery day.
  • Check the weather - if rain is predicted, you might want to have a tarp available to cover your material.

Special procedures for dyed (colored) mulches:

  • Dyed mulches need to be delivered onto a tarp to prevent driveway stains.
  • Plan ahead! Order your mulch during dry weather for during and after installation.
  • If possible, keep mulch pile covered during rainstorms.
  • Avoid placing your mulch pile in runoff areas, such as near gutter downspouts. Water runoff from the pile can stain driveways.
  • Must have a 24-hour period of dry weather following spreading to ensure color fastness.
  • Click here for Dyed Mulch MSDS sheets

Wheelbarrow Installation

Installation Services

Wheelbarrow installation of all mulches, soils & gravel is available from our competent subcontractors. Just show us where you want it and they will deliver it straight to your garden beds - all you have to do is enjoy the results!


  • Mulch = $20.00 per cubic yard installed
  • Soil = $30.00 per cubic yard installed
  • Gravel = $35.00 per ton installed
  • Pine Straw = $3.50 per bale installed


Call 919-845-2974 to get a quote for any additional services you might need that are not listed here.

How To Install Mulch Like a Professional

Rich Trahin

Rich Trahin, Owner / Operator

Capital Mulch Company

  1. Clean up leaves, sticks and debris from your installation area. Remove weeds by hand or spray with Roundup. Prune bushes and trees.
  2. Pick a site for your mulch delivery. Off road driving is risky for you and the truck.
  3. Edge along beds and paved areas.
    1. Square Shovel EdgeUse a square shovel (i.e. a square transfer shovel) and insert the blade vertically along the edge between the garden bed and the grass to form a crisp line between the two. Form a narrow trench 3-4 inches wide and 2 inches deep.

    2. For larger beds, use a mini-tiller along the edge of the bed. A leaf blower can be used to blow the dirt back into the bed--more than one pass may be necessary.
      Bed Edger
    3. Very large projects may require the use of a bed edger (available from most rental stores).

    4. Along paved areas such as driveways, curbs and sidewalks, dig a trench 4 inches wide and 2 inches deeper than the bottom edge of the concrete. This allows the mulch to rest against the side of the pavement rather than spilling onto the paved area, giving you a nice clean edge.

Pitchfork Mulch
  1. Use a pitchfork instead of a shovel to make moving the mulch easier.

  2. A large wheelbarrow will carry more material per trip, speeding installation.

  3. Dump the mulch in small piles in your work area.

  4. A steel tine rake is handy for spreading the mulch, but you can also use your feet to kick or spread the mulch into place.

  5. Mulch should be spread to a depth of 2-4 inches. Tine Rake Mulch

  6. Keep mulch a couple of inches away from tree trunks and plant stems. This will help keep the plants healthy and free from disease and insects.

  7. At the end of the installation, use a leaf blower to blow any dirt or mulch back into the beds, smooth out the top of the mulch and clean and smooth your edges.

  8. Enjoy the beautiful results!