While most of us tend to buy our landscape supplies in small batches as the need arises, buying in bulk can prove to be a smart choice. Purchasing landscape supplies in bulk brings along with it many benefits, ranging from quality to price. If you are starting a new landscape project, you will save time and effort by having your landscape materials delivered.
Why buy landscape supplies in bulk?
Purchasing your landscape supplies in bulk will provide various benefits versus making multiple trips to a big box store.
- Economy: What most people seem concerned about when it comes to buying in bulk is the expense. However, many landscape projects need at least 1 yard of materials, which meets the general definition of “bulk”. This amount of landscape materials can be delivered by your local landscape supplier at a lower cost than buying at the big box stores.
- Supporting Local Business: Buying in bulk generally means you will be supporting local businesses that source local products.
- Delivery: Bulk landscape supply orders can be easily delivered, saving you time and the effort of loading up your vehicle. Ornamental Stone offers easy delivery of landscape supplies in Calgary.
- Quality: Bulk landscape materials, such as the soil and mulch found at Ornamental Stone, are locally sourced and generally of higher quality than pre-bagged equivalents. You can rest assured that our soils and mulches are safe for your garden.
How much landscape supplies do you need?
Ordering too much is always a concern when considering a bulk landscape supply order. However, while this might have been true to a certain extent earlier, there are better methods available now than just rough estimates.
Most suppliers provide a free calculation for how much you should order based on your project’s exact needs. Ornamental Stone even has a landscape material quantity calculator to help you figure out the right amount for your project. All you need to know is the area (width and length) that you need to fill, along with the depth. Depth will vary depending on the product and application, so please feel free to contact us for info.
Landscape Supplier versus Big Box Store?
Local stores have experts on staff who know the kind of landscape supplies you should be looking for and can give you a good estimate of the amount and type of soil you need. Even after using an online calculator, getting an expert’s opinion is always a good idea.
If needed, you can see the product in person, something we would recommend when colour is essential (decorative rock). A visual check of the product helps ensure your vision is realized and that you are receiving quality landscape materials. You can always feel good knowing that buying local supports our economy, which you can contribute to while maintaining a budget!
Most importantly, local landscape suppliers have easy delivery options, generally done via dump truck. Delivery means you can get your landscape materials quickly and efficiently, without multiple trips to the store.
Are you planning your next landscape project in Calgary? Contact the experts at Ornamental Stone, and we can help support you with guidance and the right landscape supplies.