Did you know that there are several places where you can get free mulch for landscaping? The city of Colorado Springs offers a free mulch pile at 1601 Recreation Way, and north of the city, you can get free mulch at the Black Forest Slash/Mulch, where you can also drop off your tree trimmings for a small fee.
At Black Forest Slash/Mulch, the mulch is free if you load it yourself, or you can pay just $5 to have a loader dump a huge bucketful in the back of your truck for you. (We got a bucket-load last year and that is a lot of mulch!)
Usually, the city of Monument has a mulch pile available at the south end of Limbach Park, though I haven’t heard anything on that recently.