What soil should I use?
How do I know how much product I need?
How much volume can my pickup hold?
How much does a yard of product weigh?
How much is a cubic yard?
How much is a "unit"?
Why should I buy from Ground Effects?
soil should I use?
Effects has recently re-designed its soil mixes in order to
perform well for specific uses. We carry three soils that
have three different uses as stated below.
Garden-n-Bloom Planting Soil (100% organic)
Use for flower and vegetable gardens.
Tree-n-Shrub Planting Soil (100% organic) Use
for planting shrubs and trees.
Premium Turf Start Designed specifically
for laying sod or planting seed lawns.
All Ground Effects soils can be blown in place or blown with
seed injected in only one simple application. No more wheelbarrows!
do I know how much product I need?
you have an idea how deep you want to spread your mulch or
soil, all that is left to figure out is your total square
feet of coverage. Start by measuring each individual area
by itself by stepping off the length and the width. Each stride
you make is approximately 3 feet in length. Multiply the length
x width and you get the total square feet for that particular
area. Repeat the step for each area to be covered, then add
all the totals for your grand total. (Note: Do not add all
lengths and multiply by the total of all widths. You will
not have a correct total.) Use
our Product Calculator to help figure your total volume.
much volume can my pickup hold?
full size 3/4 or 1 ton pickup can hold 3 cubic yards, slightly
rounded, but product weight must be considered. Most full
size pickups can handle 3 yards of mulch, 2 yards of compost
or 1 to 1.5 yards of soil product. If hauling rock product,
a full size can handle between .5 and 1 cubic yard. Never
load more than what is reasonable or what your vehicle is
specified to carry. A smaller compact pickup will haul about
1/2 what a full size pickup will carry.
much does a yard of product weigh?
for our products will vary from winter to summer because of
the moisture content in the product. Typically, mulch products
will weigh between 500 to 800 lbs. per cubic yard, 1000 to
1600 lbs. for compost, 1300 to 1600 lbs. for soil mixes and
2500 to 2700 lbs. for gravel products.
much is a cubic yard?
cubic yard is a three dimensional cube that measures 3 feet
wide, 3 feet long and 3 feet tall.
much is a "unit"?
"unit" equals 7.5 cubic yards.
should I buy from Ground Effects?
one, Ground Effects stands behind all our products for their
intended use. Ground Effects products are lab-tested to insure
that they will perform to the highest standards in the industry.
We dont take shortcuts or cheapen our products for the
sake of "the sale". In addition, our service is
second to none. We pride ourselves in the way we treat our
customers. We realize that our customers deserve a quality
product and good service, and if problems do arise, we do
everything possible to address them promptly and fairly. We
are open to any comments or suggestions that you may have
to improve our performance.