Is there any easy way to spread mulch when the bag is so heavy.?

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My question would be: is there any easy way to spread mulch when the bag is so heavy.
I'm a senior that doesn't have a lot of muscles. Any suggestions?

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  • Annamae Hein Annamae Hein on Jul 06, 2017
    I shovel half of the mulch out of the bag first.
  • Solei Solei on Jul 06, 2017
    maybe dump it into smaller containers so you're not having to carry a big bag.
  • Lay the bag in your bed, after hauling it in a wheelbarrow to your desired location. I just sort of roll them out of the back of the car one at a time. Cut the top of the bag open lengthwise, scoop out with a shovel. I always rake mine so it looks pretty - for 5 minutes so I can take a photo . . . Before 6 dogs come to "inspect" . . .
  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Jul 06, 2017
    I do it like Naomie with about everything I can't carry. I ask in the shop to put it in the back of the car, At home, I roll the bag from my car in my wheelbarrow.
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jul 06, 2017
    I too have trouble lifting these heavy bags...what I do is drag one bag into my garage near the door and pour out the entire bag on a blue plastic tarp which you have spread out on the floor of the garage. I have purchased a plastic flexible bucket/tub with handles and scoop as much mulch from the pile into the bucket or as little as you can lift. Then pour into the areas you want to cover at little at a time ...it will take a little time but you can do this by handling only what you can carry...one bucket at a time will eventually spread very nicely...take your time...
  • Mickey Harrington Pappas Mickey Harrington Pappas on Jul 06, 2017
    Thank you that's a great idea. Fabulous I appreciate it. Thank you
  • John Crouch John Crouch on Oct 04, 2020

    Today, maybe the bags were bigger or I was older, but it was too much to put them in our wheelbarrow cart. So I got a dolly and put it up against the stack of bags, then slid a bag down off the stack onto the dolly. It was easy to get it on the dolly, take it where it was needed, and flop it on the ground. Did it 12+ times and it worked every time.

  • Honest Engineer Honest Engineer on May 02, 2021

    Assuming the store loaded your hatchback SUV, park a wheelbarrow next to rear bumper. Pull the bag to the edge with end hanging out and open bag dumping most into the wheelbarrow. Keep the last 1/3 bag and throw on top to dump on hidden spots. Use pitch fork to move from wheelbarrow to bed (no bending over).

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