1. Will mulch attract termites or bugs?
We sell bark mulches and bark is not the food of choice for termites. Termites need large amounts of wood to sustain life and bark is not wood. The aroma of the mulch, often undetected by humans, keeps bugs away. It is always a good idea to have your home inspected annually for termites.
2. Is your mulch treated?
The answer is an emphatic NO. It is against federal law to treat mulch with any chemical.
3. What are your hours?
During the busiest season, March through June, we are open 8:00 - 5:30, Monday - Friday and 8:00 - 2:00 Saturday. We are always closed on Sunday. During the "off season" our hours change slightly. For a complete list of our hours click here.
4. Do you deliver?
We are happy to deliver to your home, office or job site. Normally, we are able to provide next-day service. In order to be fair to pick-up customers, there is an additional charge for delivery.
5. How do I know how much product I need?
The amount of product that you need depends on the square footage you want to cover, including the depth. All of our products are measured by 2/3 cubic yard. Do determine how many yards you need, multiply the length in feet x the width in feet x the depth in inches. Divide that number by 324. This tells you how many yards of product you need. To determine how many scoops of product you need multiply the yards x 1.5. Each scoop will spread to cover approximately 54 sq ft, 4 inches deep or an area of 9' x 6'.
6. How are your products measured?
Our loader is equipped with a 2/3 cu. yd. bucket when filled level full.
7. How deep should I spread my mulch?
A newly mulched area should be 4" deep. As the mulch settles, it will be about 3" deep. When applying playground mulch, the mulch should be at least 6" deep. For higher apparatus, the mulch should be deeper. Be sure to consult manufacturer owner manuals for proper depth.
8. How much sand do I need to lay brick or block?
When mixing bag mortar, generally 10 shovels will mix one bag of mortar. For larger jobs, one yard of sand will lay 900-1000 bricks or 175 8" blocks. Therefore, you need 1.5 scoops for every 900 bricks or 175 blocks.
9. Can you dump in my yard?
We will make every effort to dump your product where you want it to be dumped. However, our trained and experienced drivers will always use their best judgment. In some instances, a signed release form will be necessary before completing the dump. There are many risks anytime a truck moves off a solid surface so we prefer to stay on a solid surface.
10. Can you make numerous dumps of one load?
When hauling stone it is impossible to make more than one dump. The weight of the product makes it impossible to lower the bed without damaging the truck. When delivering soil or mulch products we will attempt to make two dumps, but no more. In some instances, all of the product will come off during the initial dump.
11. Do you spread gravel?
We do not spread by hand or smooth out piles of gravel, that is the responsibility of the land/home owner.
12. How much product can you haul at a time?
We can haul up to 20 yards (30 scoops) of mulch and 6 yards (9 scoops) of soil or stone products. For stone picked up from the quarry, we can haul up to 6 tons at a time.
13. Do you accept credit or debit cards?
We accept Visa and Mastercard. However, we do offer a 4% discount for paying with cash or check (Effective 7/1/2011)
14. Do you run accounts?
We are not currently running accounts. Everything is either pre-sold or Cash on Delivery. We are happy to accept cash, a personal or business check, credit card or debit card.
15. Where does your mulch come from?
All of our mulch is bought locally. Nothing is purchased from out of state.