Mulch Deliveries – They’re Easy!

how to order mulch 250x250Anyone who has ordered bulk mulch will tell you that they love the convenience of the material being delivered to their door or jobsite. Getting bulk mulch delivered is easy: All you have to do is make a phone call. Here are a few common questions and answers to understand the process:

What kind of mulch should I get?

That depends. We’ll help you make your decision. We put lots of videos on our website so you can see the different products. Also, each product has its own page with photos and descriptions. Finally, we can help talk you through your options if you still need support deciding… For orders in Connecticut call 860-674-8855.

How much should I order?

That’s our number 1 question. We have a minimum delivery order of 3 cubic yards. After that, it’s up to you. If you have a specific project in mind, check out our landscape calculator.

Delivery sizes vary: In New England we have small truck which are 6 wheel dump trucks that can carry 15 yards of mulch or 6 yards of topsoil or 9 yards of compost. The next size truck would be a tri-axle, which can hold 35 yards of mulch and compost or 25 yards of topsoil. The largest truck we have is a tractor trailer that can carry 70 yards of mulch!

Nope, you do not need to be home to get a mulch delivery; we can simply deposit the material in the designated spot and leave the receipt for you at your door.

When I call, what information do I need to have available?

When you call we’ll ask you a few basic questions about your order (Which product? How many cubic yards? To what address? Where should it be deposited? And finally: payment information). You will have your garden mulched in no time!

NOTE: This post is relevant for our sites in Farmington, Connecticut (serving Greater Harford, West Harford, Avon, Canton, Bristol, Newington, Simsbury, Plainville, Wethersfield, and Southington); Ellington, Connecticut (serving Ellington, Somers, Stafford Springs, Tolland, Rockville, Broad Brook, Enfield, East Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor Locks, and the Greater Hartford and Springfield areas); Fairfield, Connecticut (serving Fairfield, Trumbull, Westport, Weston, Easton, Wilton, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Darien, Stratford, Milford, and Fairfield County); Wallingford, Connecticut (serving Wallingford, Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, North Haven, Hamden, New Haven, Woodbridge, Bethany, Branford and North Branford).

What if I only want a little bit of mulch?

That’s just fine – check out our variety of bagged mulches and find a convenient store near you.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in March 2014; it has been re-posted with permission by the author, Shelley Mulvey, with updated content, availability and links.

3 replies
  1. Elitehort
    Elitehort says:

    Hi there, Great tips by the way and thank you.
    I did have a question though. I’m hoping you can answer it for
    me since you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about gardening.
    Is there a good go-to set of gardening tools for kids
    or can they use real shovels, spades, etc? If you had some insight
    I would greatly appreciate it.

    • Meredith Sorensen
      Meredith Sorensen says:

      Great question. It’s a personal preference and you need to do whatever feels comfortable for you. Personally, I have a 2-year-old who loves to dig in the dirt. He has been “using” real tools since before he could walk; I stayed extra close with him in the beginning and only gave him a dull trowel. Now he is very careful and can actually dig and use the weeder and rake. The four main tools we use are: 1) a little trowel, 2) a big trowel, 3) a little firm hand rake, and 4) a narrow, pokey weeder that can go deep and pop out weeds. Something like this kit: or this one: We emphasize that they are tools, not toys, and we treat them as such: we do not run with them, and we hose them off and put them away carefully after each gardening session. He treats them with respect or he doesn’t get to use them. (He likes to dig so much, he does so.) Good luck!


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