Can I store bagged mulch in a garage

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  • Ken Ken on May 26, 2018
    Why not?

  • Rockyroad Rockyroad on May 26, 2018
    Great idea ! Keeps it from getting wet and heavy .

  • For a short period of time, yes. I would not plan on long term storage as it can get moldy in the plastic bags over a long stretch of time.

  • Mkl Mkl on May 26, 2018
    I guess it boils down to how long you want to store it and how much. A week maybe 2 and you could be ok but any longer you run the risk of rot starting. Also large of mulch have been known to combust.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 26, 2018
    I try to use mulch as soon as possible, just took a bag of white spotted black mulch back to Lowes. They said it would not hurt the plants, I am taking no chances. It could have been from a diseased tree...just don't know. They said it was a harmless fungus that formed from spores in the bag due to storage and moisture content.

  • Susan Swasey Susan Swasey on May 26, 2018
    it can become combustible with a small place or stored in a hot area. I agree with Mkleisure55.

  • Andra Andra on May 26, 2018
    If there is a way to decrease potential humidity, it should last a while. Some bagged mulch is not nearly as 'fresh' as the stores would have us believe.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 26, 2018
    We did, and now cannot get rid of the mold smell...I don't recommend it long term.

  • B B on May 26, 2018
    Depending on type of mulch some composts with humidity