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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much mulch should I apply?

How much is a cubic yard?

Are the colorants safe for my plants and animals?

How long does the mulch maintain its color?

How often is re-mulching required?

Is mulch detrimental to plant growth?

Why do gardeners bother to place mulch around landscaping plants? Is it simply due to the aesthetic appeal of mulch in the landscape?

How much mulch will fit into my truck?

How much is a cubic yard?

How can I calculate out how much mulch, stone, soil or sand I need?

How long does it take to deliver my mulch, stone, soil or sand order?

What is the charge for delivery?

Can I place my order online?

What are your Hours of Operation?

What are the sizes of your straw?

How much mulch can you haul at one time?


 

How much mulch should I apply?

As a general rule of thumb, you should apply mulch at a depth of two to four inches. Use less mulch for heavy, clay soils and more for lighter, sandy soils. Use our mulch calculator (on the home page) to estimate your specific mulching needs.

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How much is a cubic yard?

Dimensions: 3' x 3' x 3' or 27 cubic feet. At our facility we load mainly with a half cubic yard bucket so two scoops will equal a cubic yard. Also, a cubic yard is equal to the size of a washer or dryer.

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Are the colorants safe for my plants and animals?

Yes! The raw materials used to make our colorants are made from naturally occurring colors found in the earth’s surface. These pigments, as well as the other ingredients used are specially formulated to be nontoxic to plants and animals.

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How long does the mulch maintain its color?

Color-enhanced mulch will typically maintain its color for up to a season. Please be aware that the sun and rain will have a direct impact on the color of your mulch. If the mulch beds are periodically raked out it will significantly help keep the color vibrant and your garden looking at its best!

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How often is re-mulching required?

Raking the mulch at periodic intervals will rejuvenate the beds and allow additional aeration to plant roots which is beneficial for plant growth. The following season rake the mulch bed and then top dress if needed.

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Is mulch detrimental to plant growth?

No. Using mulch will actually help your plants grow better by inhibiting weed growth and preventing weeds from breaking through the soil. Mulch also keeps the soil surface cool and helps it retain moisture. Another added bonus is the beauty and variety that mulch brings to your landscape.

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Why do gardeners bother to place mulch around landscaping plants? Is it simply due to the aesthetic appeal of mulch in the landscape?

Although mulch dramatically improves appearance; the primary reasons for mulching involve plant health and longevity. As most anyone who has experienced the results of gardening with and without mulch will attest, the results are remarkably different. Below is a list of the benefits of mulching:

  • Mulches prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation.
  • Mulches reduce the growth of weeds, when the mulch material itself is weed-free and applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds.
  • Mulches keep the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even soil temperature.
  • Mulches prevent the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
  • Mulches help prevent soil compaction.
  • Mulches can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surface.
  • Mulched plants have more roots than plants that are not mulched, because mulched plants will produce additional roots in the mulch that surrounds them.

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How much mulch will fit into my truck?

Measure the length x width x height and divide by 27.

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How much is a cubic yard?

Dimensions: 3' x 3' x 3' or 27 cubic feet. We mainly use a half cubic yard bobcat to load our customers so two bobcat scoops equals one cubic yard. We also compare it to the size of a washer or dryer.

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How can I calculate out how much mulch, stone, soil or sand I need?

1 Cubic yard of material will cover approximately 108 Sq. Ft. at 3 inches deep.
2 Cubic foot bag of material will cover approximately 8 Sq. Ft. at 3 inches deep. You may also use our calculator on the home page to help you with this.

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How long does it take to deliver my mulch, stone, soil or sand order?

Depending on the season & our schedule, our usual delivery time is approximately 1-2 days. Please call (270) 885-1979 to schedule a convenient delivery time.

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What is the charge for delivery?

If the delivery is within the city limits of Hopkinsville we charge a $35 flat fee. If the delivery is outside the city limits then we charge $4 per mile from our facility to the point of delivery. Please call if you have any questions about this. We are here to answer any of your questions.

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Can I place my order online?

Yes, you can place your order and pay online. Please click on the order online bucket on the side of the page. We will call to confirm this order before delivery.

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What are your Hours of Operation?

We are open Monday – Friday from 8 – 5 and Saturday from 8 – 4. If you need us to stay later please give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

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What are the sizes of your straw?

Our pine straw is 2 foot by 1 foot
Our wheat straw is 3 foot long by 20 inches wide

How much mulch can you haul at one time?

Our single axle truck can hold up to 12 yards of mulch and up to 7 yards of rock, dirt, energized soil, and compost. Our semi trucks are capable of hauling up to 65 yards of mulch and we also have a regular dump truck that we use to haul smaller loads.

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