black mulch in PA

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kandklandscape, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 341

    anyone know who wholesales black mulch? i am located east of pittsburgh, would be in need of 50-75 yards of black mulch.
     
  2. BobcatBoy06

    BobcatBoy06 LawnSite Member
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    what are you going to need 75 yards of black mulch for? Did you get a big job or something?
     
  3. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 341

    Jon,

    Its for a few jobs that are requring it this year. We are getting alot of work out in Altoona and Greensburg, they seem to be using it alot more instead of brown. Cant blame them as it seems to stay nice all year? We normally go threw around 175-225 yards of double ground mulch in any given year. Double ground we always purchase right from the mill. Black is hard to find wholesale. I did find one out in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Transporting is the problem though, they will probably want a good chunk of change to haul.
     
  4. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Send me a PM, as I can give you the name of a large wholesale supplier here in State College. Altoona is only 45 minutes away, Greensburg however the trucking costs may out weigh the final price...

    Wayne
     
  5. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 341

    sent you a PM
     
  6. John Zaprala

    John Zaprala LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is western PA really that far behind? We even have brown dyed mulch to hold the brown color longer.
     
  7. John Zaprala

    John Zaprala LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have the space at your shop I'd recommend getting a whole trailer (about 110 yards) If no one else has it, you could have niche
     
  8. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 341

    hey john z!

    We have room for about 100 yards of mulch at our shop, but however about 10 miles away we have an entire i dunno 40000 sq ft of lot that we can stock pile on, we have been using that lot for a few years. However they do sell black mulch around here but I am trying to find out of course where they get it from.
     
  9. BobcatBoy06

    BobcatBoy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    They won't charge you to much to have it hauled from out around Pittsburgh you should be able to get a load hauled up for around 1,800. If you are getting alot or work in altoona and greensburgh area, aren't you are going to need something to haul the mulch to those areas on?
     
  10. equip4u

    equip4u LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 39

    You can check with Martin Mulch Products 717-733-1602 or
    A.H. Reiff Landscape supplies 717-766-2050. Martin will more than likely travel for larger loads. Martin as far as I know is wholesale only.
     

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