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FAQs

How much do I need to order?
How much mulch do I need?
Can you organise timed deliveries?
Why is my product not the same as I had last year?
How soon can you deliver?
Do you take credit cards?
Will you accept cash or cheque on delivery?
Do your prices include VAT?
Is delivery included in the price?
Do you sell plants?
Can you deliver bulk loads?
What delivery area do you cover?
My garden is all clay and heavy soil. What can I do about it?
How close can you get to my garden to make a delivery?
What is the best way of getting the product out of the bag and onto the garden?
What do I do with the empty bag?
I am building a raised bed. Can you supply a premixed soil suitable for growing vegetables?
How do I lay turf if it is on a slope?
What do I do with the turf when it arrives?
Can I walk on the turf whilst it is being laid?
What’s the best way to lay each roll of turf?
What about watering my turfs?
 

How much do I need to order?

Below we have created a few simple steps to help find the quantity you require. The information is intended as a guide only, we cannot be held responsible for calculations and applications beyond our control. Our products are sold either in cubic metres or tonnes. There are 1000 litres to a cubic metre (this is equal to 40 x 25ltr bags) and 1000kg to a tonne (this is equal to 40 x 25kg bags).

Step One
You need to measure the width and length of the area you would like to fill. It is always best to work in metres.

A (Width)

B (Length)


Step Two
Once you have done this you need to work out the total area. This is done by multiplying the width by the length.
A (Width) x B (Length) = C (Total Area)

Step Three
Now you need to work out the total required amount of material. This is done by multiplying the total area by the required depth of material. This will give you the total you require in cubic metres.
C (Total Area) x Required Depth of material = D (Total Amount of Required Material)

Useful Conversions for Calculating Depths
Inches Centimetres Metres
1" 2.5cm 0.025m
2" 5cm 0.05m
2.5" 6.25cm 0.062m
3" 7.5cm 0.075m


As the calculation is being done in metres and you have worked out the depth you require in inches or centimetres you must multiply it by the equivalent in the metre column.

Step Four
If you are working with products such as Compost, Barks, Mulches or Woodchip the figure you reached in Step Three is the amount you actually require. However you should allow an extra 10% for compaction as most natural materials settle and condense.

For other products you will need to convert cubic metres into tonnes. This is done by multiplying the total D in Step Three by the product you require.

Soil D (Total from Step Three) x 1.3
Sand D (Total from Step Three) x 1.6
Aggregate D (Total from Step Three) x 1.8

 

How much mulch do I need?

For weed suppressing mulch you will need to apply 75mm (3 inches) thickness to do the job properly. Calculate the area in square metres. Multiply by 0.075mm and you get the required volume of product in cubic metres. Example: I have a flower bed measuring 7 metres long and 2 metres across = 14m2 multiply by 0.075 (3") to get cubic metres. You will need 1.05m3.

Our big bags hold approximately 1,000 litres (1m3) and 1 big bag covers approximately 14m2 at a depth of 75mm. Alternatively you can give us a call and we'll work it out for you.

Can you organise timed deliveries?

Not easy with modern traffic conditions. We can be definite on am or pm - if you can't be there, leave us a contact number and put a marker on the ground indicating where you'd like the product to go. All our vehicles are satellite tracked and the drivers have mobile phones.

Why is my product not the same as I had last year?

We are dealing with naturally occurring products, which by definition vary. Why not ask for a sample to be sure? We are happy to send them free of charge.

How soon can you deliver?

Once an order has been placed we will deliver within 5 working days. Where possible, we will try to fit in with your delivery requirements. If you plan to take the day off to work in the garden, why not have the product delivered the day before to save you waiting while our driver is held up in traffic?

Do you take credit cards?

Yes, all credit and debit cards.

Will you accept cash or cheque on delivery?

We regret that we can no longer accept this form of payment.

Do your prices include VAT?

Yes.

Is delivery included in the price?

Yes in Kent and East Sussex, for other areas and within the M25 we have to impose a £30.00 surcharge per visit. So if you live in this area, why not plan to have all your deliveries for the gardening year in one go, thus minimising the effect of this delivery surcharge; or possibly combine with a neighbour?

Do you sell plants?

No, we leave that to the specialist nurseries.

Can you deliver bulk loads?

Yes we can deliver any quantity from 1 to 30 tonnes. In general if you need anything more than 5 tonnes or 5 cubic meters, it is cheaper to have it delivered in bulk. You will have to contact us for a price, since quotes are site specific. If you are concerned about loose loads being tipped on gravel or a lawn and are worried about contamination, then we can supply an economically priced Tarpaulin.

What delivery area do you cover?

We currently deliver throughout the South East - Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London.

My garden is all clay and heavy soil. What can I do about it?

There is no ‘quick fix’ but regular annual application of manure, grit and sometimes gypsum will gradually overcome the problem.

How close can you get to my garden to make a delivery?

We can reach approximately 9ft with a crane and can get anywhere that a dustcart can. Items can be placed over hedges or fences but we need to be aware of any overhead cables or low trees etc. If we need to be on your drive, we need to know the width of the drive and make up of drive e.g. block paving - as sometimes driveways can't withstand the weight of our Lorries and can be damaged.

What is the best way of getting the product out of the bag and onto the garden?

We would recommend a shovel and a wheelbarrow for stone etc and we would recommend a bucket and wheel barrow for soft landscape products. Using string tie the bag handles back to a fixed object e.g. hedges, buildings, a fork etc to prevent them falling back into the bag when emptying.

What do I do with the empty bag?

You can use it for filling with your garden or DIY waste and we will collect it, see Waste Bag Collection, or if it is undamaged then leave it out for our driver and he will collect it on his next visit.

I am building a raised bed. Can you supply a premixed soil suitable for growing vegetables?

We can make any mix to your specification. Click on Horticultural Mixes for the most popular combinations, or contact us to discuss your individual requirements. This is an increasingly popular service, already enjoyed by the local nursery trade.

How do I lay turf if it is on a slope?

Always unroll turf across a slope, not down it.

What do I do with the turf when it arrives?

Lightly water the soil, prior to rolling out the turf.

Can I walk on the turf whilst it is being laid?

Always place planks on newly laid turf for walking along and working from.

What's the best way to lay each roll of turf?

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Start laying along a straight side in a row butt jointing the ends tightly together. Each row of turf pieces should be offset by 3cm, brickwork style.
  2. Do not stretch the turf, always push the turf into a joint. Avoid gaps, but if they do occur fill them in with a Sandy Loam Topsoil (try our 10mm screened topsoil) and gently tap down.
  3. Ensure complete contact between the soil and the underside of the turf and if necessary use a flat board or a pole to lightly firm down the turf. Never use a roller on freshly laid turf.
  4. Trim the ends of the turf with a spade to fit around trees, paths and so on. If the outer edges of the new turf are exposed, pile a bit of soil on them to prevent drying from the sun.

What about watering my turfs?

Immediately after laying, start watering. Ensure that the new lawn is never short of water. Check under corners of the turf to confirm that water has thoroughly percolated through to the underlying soil. Water repeatedly for at least two weeks and certainly until the turf is well established. Once established, weekly watering during dry periods should be adequate. Walk on and press down those edges in the turf that are not well seated. Mow the lawn as soon as it grows long enough.

Do you have a question we have not answered for you?

Please e-mail it to us from the contact us.

 

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