Frequently Asked Questions
Do you deliver?
We offer delivery for a small fee based on the town and we can deliver any amount of mulch. We have trucks that can hold up to 5, 10 or 25 yards per trip. Call us to schedule a delivery (508) 432-1655.Click here for delivery rates.
How much product should I order?
For mulch and soil, 1 yard will cover 100 square feet (a 10'x10' area) 3" deep. We also keep records and can usually tell you how many yards you have ordered in the past.
For driveway stone, 1 ton will cover about 250 square feet at 1" deep, which is a good depth for replenishing worn stone. You can also call us with your driveway dimensions (length and width in feet) and we can calculate how much product you will need.
Do I need to be present for my delivery?
No! As long as you pre-pay or pay by credit card over the phone and leave us specific dumping instructions and a contact phone number, we can dump without anyone present. Although we do schedule deliveries within 2 hour windows for your convenience in case you would like to show the driver where to dump. Many customers find it helpful to leave a large tarp spread out in an open area (no overhead trees or wires); this makes it clear us to dump it where you'd like.
Can the driver dump in multiple spots? Can he tailgate my driveway stone?
Our drivers are skilled and will do their best to accomodate your wishes; sometimes we are able to dump your product in multiple locations. It really depends on the circumstaces and the driver will explain whether it is possible or not. We can not drive on any septic or irrigation lines and we can not dump under any tree limbs or wires. Once the body of the truck lifts up, it is difficult to stop it, so just note that if you want "half" the load in one spot and "half" the load in another, it will not be exactly half. But our drivers usually do an exceptional job to the best of their ability.
Driveway stone can usually be "tailgate" spread for you. This is when we open the tailgate a few inches and chain it, then drive forward while the body lifts, spreading it in an even sheet. This service is only $10 and can be done in the 6 Wheel truck (our middle size delivery truck.) There can not be any over-head limbs or wires, and tailgating can not usually be done on inclines or circular drives, but the drivers will tailgate as much as they can. Tailgating can usually save you a singifcant amount of labor!
This service is offered for a minimal charge as it is not perfect and can not always be done. Loads that can not be tailgated will be dumped.
What size tarp do I need?
A 10x12 tarp is usually just large enough for 2 yards of mulch. Please note that the driver will do their best to keep the load on the tarp, but it is not guaranteed.
Should I tip my driver?
We pay our drivers to perform their job in a proficient manner. However, if you feel that the driver has done an outstanding job or performed above and beyond the call of duty, you are welcome to tip the driver.
How much notice do you require to place an order?
We can usually deliver the same day; if not, the next day! April though June is our busiest season, and the more notice that you give is the best, we can usually accomodate all deliveries in an approporiate time frame. We deliver Monday through Saturday during our normal business hours. (We are closed Saturdays Thanksgiving through March).
Is the dyed mulch safe to use in my yard/around pet/around children/around ponds?
Our dye supplier uses all environmentally safe materials to manufacture our colorants. They are specially formulated to be nontoxic to children, animals and plants. You can read the Safety Data Sheet for the carbon mulch colorant here.
How many yards of mulch can my truck hold?
An average pick-up truck can usually hold between 1-2 yards of mulch.
What Are The Differences Between Premium And House/Enhanced Mulches?
Premium mulches are a finer grind, are made of pure bark and are trucked from Maine. They will retain their color slightly longer due to their pure bark content.
House mulches are made on site, and consist of ground and aged pine & spruce bark & wood. They are coarser in texture and have some larger pieces, and therefore do not break down as quickly.
Enhanced mulches are made on site. They are made of ground, aged pine & spruce bark & wood mixed with a carbon base dye.
How thick should I spread my mulch?
We recommend mulch to be spread in a 3” coating to prevent weeds and provide adequate protection.
Do you keep records of my past orders?
Yes! We keep records of your mulch selection and quantity from previous years. Call the office to inquire.