Have you ever used a mulch spreading company? I know of a company that only spreads mulch, and it all done by hand. These guys are installing over 1,000,000 bags of mulch annually.. It's hard to believe, I know. We've all seen the mulch blower trucks (I'm sure some of you have one yourself) why would a person want to apply by hand when there's a mechanical way that's far less overhead ??