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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?

What soil should I use?

Ground 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!

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How do I know how much product I need?

If 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.

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How much volume can my pickup hold?

A 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.

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How much does a yard of product weigh?

Weights 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.

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How much is a cubic yard?

One cubic yard is a three dimensional cube that measures 3 feet wide, 3 feet long and 3 feet tall.

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How much is a "unit"?

One "unit" equals 7.5 cubic yards.

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Why should I buy from Ground Effects?

For 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 don’t 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.

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