Choosing the Right Mulch Blower for Your Landscaping Project

Choosing the Right Mulch Blower for Your Landscaping Project

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The efficiency and quality of just about any landscaping project can significantly depend on the tools you choose, and mulch blowers can be powerful additions to your toolkit, often functioning as essential equipment for any serious landscaper.

Mulch blowers streamline the mulching process, while helping ensure uniform and precise distribution of mulch over large areas and specific landscape elements like borders, beds, and beneath trees. 

Why Use A Mulch Blower For Landscaping?

In addition to adding speed and efficiency to landscaping projects, mulch blowers can also support the environment as a whole, helping control erosion, supporting soil health, and moderating soil temperatures and moisture levels for happier shrubs, trees, and plants.

Mulch blowing can also minimize the labor needed for various projects, while also adding flexibility for a smaller team of workers to reach difficult areas, or cover a large area quickly and consistently.

Any Project Size

Mulch blowers are a flexible workhorse in the field, helping landscaping projects of various sizes get consistent, great-looking results in less time. From large corporate business areas, expansive parks, playgrounds, sprawling public gardens, and more, a mulch blower reduces application time while adding precision in the application process. From small and mid-size projects all the way up to commercial contracts, mulch blowers can prove themselves, and their cost savings, job after job.

Every Terrain Type

Another advantage of the mulch blower is that it can access just about any type of terrain — so whether you’re working with slopes, steep hillsides, or uneven ground, getting mulch down doesn’t have to be a back-breaking endeavor. Not only can mulch blowers often reach areas hand mulching can’t, it can also support the larger initiatives of the ecosystem, like controlling erosion and enhancing soil health.

Application Requirements

Depending on the different elements of the landscape, a versatile mulch blower will be the best choice for the project. For example, if there are a lot of trees that need to be mulched around, having the ability to carefully control the depth of the mulch will help support the overall health of the trees, and any other landscaping elements, ensuring there aren’t areas with too much mulch – which can hurt plants and trees – or areas with too little mulch, which can also cause issues.

Having the added flexibility to include different varieties of bark, compost, or soil amendments to the mulch mix can also help make sure plants and grasses are happy and healthy long after the mulching job is done. Some plants or trees may prefer different types of mulch, and a versatile blower can able to handle just about any mulch or material blend you may need.

Choosing A Commercial Mulch Blower

There are a lot of machines available in the mulch blower space, and it can be daunting to try and find the right one for your needs. From different capabilities, features, functions, and needs, the options generally come down to what the primary use will be for the specific machines. For example, Finn Material Blowers are separated primarily by their capacity and power:

  • Finn MBX: The MBX Material Blower is designed for large commercial mulching projects. With its extreme capability, heavy-duty design, and ability to process different landscaping materials from bark mulch and wood chips to compost, soil amendments, and more. This high output, power, and durability make it perfect for large-scale projects.
    • Perfect for: Residential and commercial mulch beds, slopes, public gardens, and other large applications.
  • Finn MBH6: The MBH6 Material Blower is designed for simplicity and reliability, making it a dependable choice for mid-size mulching jobs. Great for accessing hard-to-reach areas with the ability to handle virtually any terrain, it saves labor costs by enabling two workers to apply 15 cubic yards of mulch per hour.
    • Perfect for: Residential and commercial mulch beds, slopes, gardens, playgrounds, amusement parks, sports field overseeding, erosion control/berms, or mall interiorscapes.
  • Finn BB302: The highly-versatile BB302 Bark & Mulch Blower is the ideal choice for small to mid-size landscape companies who need durable and efficient landscape mulching. It delivers more than 10 cubic yards of mulch per hour with a 1.5 cubic yard hopper capacity.
    • Perfect for: Mid-size commercial and residential mulch beds, playgrounds, gardens, and other areas requiring precise mulch placement.

Takeaways

When it comes to choosing the right commercial mulch blower for your landscaping project, it’s important to consider the main factors of project size, terrain type, and mulch materials. Taking this key step can help you get the right equipment for your projects, and your business far into the future.Learn more about our Finn bark and mulch blowing products, or find a dealer in your area for additional mulch blower information and rates.

Ron Ciolfi

Ron has been in the green industry since 1999 and is a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC). Prior to being employed by Finn, Ron worked at an equipment dealer that not only sold Finn equipment but also specialized in erosion control supplies and materials. During his more than 20 years in the industry, Ron has been able to learn different erosion control techniques from his colleagues and customers and enjoys sharing that wealth of knowledge to help make his customers successful.

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