Ordering Soil

Step 1 - What is your soil like?

Our soil is blended and screened by us. We start with a good quality topsoil and then add additional sand and compost to improve the texture and fertility. This is a terrific soil for lawn and bedding applications. We also carry Gardeners' Choice for application to established lawns.

Step 2 - When can I have soil delivered?

We can deliver soil Monday - Saturday during business hours. Saturdays are more popular, so if that is the day you want, be sure to call earlier. "Plan ahead" is the best advice. 
We prefer not to deliver soil when it is raining. If it is raining at your scheduled delivery time, we will call to recommend rescheduling your order.

Step 3 - How much soil do I need?

Soil is sold by the cubic yard. A cubic yard would fill a box measuring 3 feet wide, 3 feet long, and 3 feet tall. One cubic yard of soil will cover an area of 160 square feet 2 inches deep. Before calling us with your order, measure the area that you have in mind for the soil application - length, width and depth are enough - and we can calculate the soil amount that you need. Top dressing applications are usually 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick so a cubic yard of top dress material would be sufficient for 1000 square feet of lawn. We do not sell soil by the bag but for compression, a bag of soil usually weighs 40 pounds. There are 52 40 pound bags in a cubic yard. One bag of soil would cover 3 square feet 2 inches deep.

Step 4 - Where can the soil be delivered?

Before you call with your order for soil, give some consideration to where you would like us to dump it on your property. Our smaller truck can carry 6 yards of soil and our larger truck can carry 15 yards. They both have considerable weight even when empty. We prefer not to dump your soil in any location that requires the wheels of the truck to leave a hard surface - paving, concrete, asphalt or hard packed gravel or dirt. Usually we deliver to some location on the homeowner's drive. Marking the location by spreading a  tarp on the drive before the time of delivery is especially helpful. Be sure to pay attention to overhead wires or tree limbs. The truck bed has to tilt to dump the soil so it requires sufficient overhead clearance. Our trucks require at least 18 feet of overhead clearance. If rain is expected, it is necessary that the homeowner be prepared to cover the soil with a tarp if it cannot be moved before the change in the weather.

Step 5 - How do I place my order?

Call Southern Mulch. Have your measurements ready, the type of soil you would like, the delivery location, and the form of payment. We can accept a credit card - Visa, Master Card or Discover - or you can pay with a check or cash at the time of the delivery. There is a delivery charge and a minimum volume based on location. The delivery charge is in addition to the price of the soil. If you have any additional questions about delivery or about our products, we would be happy to answer them at the time of your call. Of course you can also place your order by coming into our store.