Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by texas, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    where do yall get bulk fert, mulch, seed, and topsoil? where do you put it and how much room will it take up? just wonderin:rolleyes:
  2. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    LOL. Pretty broad question
  3. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    fertilizer from my nearest Lesco service center...
    Bulk materials: from Hardwood mulch from a organic recycling yard...
    Topsoil from a hardscaping/Landscape materials store
    mulchs and stone from another landscaper that has a yard with everything in it...
    Umm how much space... Well Bulk materials come by the cu.yd

    fertilizer I buy enough to put down on my props... so I store a minimal amount
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Fertilizer and seed from JD Landscapes, Lesco, and local farm supply store
    Mulch and pine straw from local dealer

    I try to get what I need plus a little extra. Keeps storage down to a minimum.
  5. Stafford Landscaping

    Stafford Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I by my mulch bulk they bring it to me in a tractor and trailer usually runs about $400.00 a load I built some rock walls to hold the mulch in place.
  6. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Fert, Pesticides, & seed from ProSource One.
    Mulch from a local supplier in bulk mulch ($10 per yard) & animal bedding.
    Topsoil, I got a friend that runs a trucking service, whenever I need a new load of really good black topsoil he delivers $125 per load (17 tons).

    I own an acreage, my shop is about 30 yards away from the house in the upper end of the pasture, I store topsoil (1 load), crushed lime (1 load), masons sand (1/2 load), pea gravel (1 load), some pavers and wall block, and twice ground hardwood mulch (twenty-one yards). Room for plenty more but this is more for convenience than anything else, this way I don't have to bust but, or send somebody to pick up small amounts of material before the suppliers close for the day. I use my dump trailer for mulch, crushed lime, pea gravel & masons sand. The quarry I use is only about four miles away, mulch supplier about five miles away.

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