Get Your Yard Ready for Summer at Mulch Mayhem

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Sacramento Suburban Water District
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Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD), Carmichael Water District and other local water providers will be holding Mulch Mayhem events on Saturday, May 6th and 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at various locations throughout the Sacramento region.

This free event is designed to help local residents ready their landscapes and yards for the hot days of summer. Mulch slows evaporation, moderates soil temperature, and helps controls weeds.  As it breaks down, mulch also adds beneficial nutrients to the soil. 

“Adding three to four inches of mulch around plants and trees is one of the best ways people can reduce their landscape’s water needs,” said Greg Bundesen, SSWD’s Water Conservation Supervisor. “It’s estimated that by taking this simple step, people can save 30 gallons for every 1,000 square feet of yard each time they water.”

Customers of SSWD, Placer County Water Agency, the City of Roseville, Carmichael Water District, San Juan Water District and the City of Sacramento will be able to take up to one yard of mulch (enough to fill the bed of a pickup truck) for use at their home. The mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own shovels, containers, tarps or other items to cover the mulch and must provide their own way to haul it away.  The free mulch is for personal use only, and cannot be resold or used for commercial properties.

Last year’s Mulch Mayhem was a huge success with all of the participating water providers running out of mulch before the end of the event. Locations and more information is available online at


Location in Carmichael for Saturday, May 6th

Carmichael Water District

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

7837 Fair Oaks Blvd.

in Carmichael

Hosted by Carmichael Water District Info: (916) 483-2452