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Lancaster, NY 14086
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FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about delivery, bulk products, and planting.

Delivery

 How much is delivery?


Delivery prices vary by your zip code. For pricing click here.

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Bulk Products - Mulch, Soil & Stone

 Do you sell red or black mulch in bulk?

Yes, for pickup and delivery. View our mulch selection here.

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 Do you sell topsoil for pick up by the yard?

Yes, for pickup and delivery.
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 How big is a cubic yard?

3'x3'x3' or 27 cubic feet
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 How can I find out how much mulch/soil/stone I need?

Measure the area in which you would like to cover. Make sure to measure each area separately by width, length and depth. After you have that information, enter the dimensions into our calculator here.

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 How many bags of mulch equal a yard?

2 cu. Ft. bags = 13 1/2 bags, 3 cu. Ft. bags = 9 bags
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 How much does a yard of stone weigh?

Approximately 3,000lbs
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 Is there a minimum on bulk mulch deliveries?

In most cases there is a 3 yard minimum for bulk mulch deliveries.
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 Is there a minimum on bulk stone or top soil deliveries?

Yes. 1 yard minimum.
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 What is our bulk material measured by?

Bulk material is measured by the cubic yard. Often simplified to "yard".
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Planting

 How big should I dig the hole for my tree?

Dig a hole two times wider than the root ball and taper the sides of the hole. DO NOT dig the hole any deeper than 2/3 of the root ball. This is to eliminate any settling that may occur. If the site has poor drainage, widen the hole slightly and leave an undisturbed mound of soil in the center large enough to support the root ball. If the ground is a heavy clay soil, the top surface of the root ball should be 2-4 inches (if a tree, up to 1/3 of the root ball) above ground level. If the plants are installed into a raised bed, the top of the root ball should be level with the top surface of the soil in the bed.
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 How deep should I burry the plant a tree or shrub?

If the ground is a heavy clay soil, the top surface of the root ball should be 2-4" (if a tree, up to 1/3 of the root ball) above ground level. If the plants are installed into a raised bed, the top of the root ball should be level with the top surface of the soil in the bed.
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 How much mulch should I use when planting?

Apply 2" of mulch over the planting area, keeping the mulch 2-3" away from the stem base of the plant.
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 What is the proper method on staking a tree?

When staking a tree, place the stake tightly against the side of the root ball. Slightly angle the stake away from the tree. Drive the stake 18-24" into the undisturbed soil at the bottom of the root ball. Not into the root ball. Use approximately 5 ft. of poly lock per stake as your tie down.
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 What is a deciduous tree/shrub?

A deciduous plant is a tree or shrub that loses its leaves as it goes dormant for the winter, conversely an evergreen tree or shrub is a plant that retains its foliage all winter.
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Plant Watering

 How often should I water the recently planted trees or shrubs?


Evergreen shrubs and trees and any large trees should be watered every 2-3 days for the entire season. Leafy plants such as Spiraea, Potentilla, or Variegated Japanese Willow require watering every day for the first month, then every 2-3 days thereafter.
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 Do established plants need as much water as something that is newly planted?


No. Newly planted material requires more water than established ones.
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 I have a sprinkler system. Do I still need to water?

Usually a sprinkler system does not effectively penetrate the root system of a plant and should not be relied upon as an effective watering tool for newly planted material. The open end of a hose with a steady flow works the best.
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 It rained today. Do I still need to water?

Most likely, yes you will still need to water. Rainfall is insufficient for most new plants unless the total amount is greater than 1/2".
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 What is the best way to ensure my plants are getting enough water?

Apply the water directly over the plant's root system until a puddle forms around the base of the plant. This will ensure proper and thorough watering. You may have to repeat this step 2 to 3 times each time you water.
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Lawns / Grass Seed

 How much grass seed covers an area?

It varies based on the type of grass seed that is being used. Trio Mix= approximately 5lbs per 1,000 square feet Shady Mix = approximately 4lbs per 1,000 square feet Cornell Mix = approximately 3lbs per 1,000 square feet
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 How much grass seed do you need to over seed?

Approximately 3 to 4 lbs per 1,000 square feet
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