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Old 07-22-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Looking for advice on a well priced or free? source of mulch - bags or bulk delivery in mid-Suffolk.
Digging through older threads, came across Olsen Nurseries, Lake Ronkonkoma Landscaping and Prianti Farms...
Other ways to get mulch and/or wood chips?
I probably should have asked the tree removal company for the wood chips when they did work in the yard.

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This may be helpful for others:
The Town of Brookhaven offers free wood chips and compost soil for residents (limit on amount per pick up) at its Wild Life & Ecology Park in Holtsville:

Wildlife & Ecology Center

I did pick up some wood chips but is a small scale operation (I drive a sedan).
The guy there was helpful to advise me that this mixture of wood chips should not go very close to the house siding as it is not pure cedar but other trees and may attract termites. I am using these wood chips on flower beds away from the house.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Mulch is cheap enough at home depot.....
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Mulch is cheap enough at home depot.....
Yes, the 2 cu ft bags are cheap.

BUT...

Aside from the sizable lawn and the little forest, I have, conservatively, about 700 sq ft in flower beds.
According to these online mulch calculators, I need about 6.5 cu yards of mulch to cover properly the flower beds.
That is 87 of those cheap $4 bags from Home Depot!

Properties and gardens in Suffolk are big.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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Ok...thats a bit different
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Smithown limits it to ten bags - with your needs, that's not going very far
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Here's the link for Islip town.

MacArthur Composting Facility
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Have you checked Craigslist? There are often postings for free garden materials; I don't recall specifically seeing mulch or wood chips, but usually see clean fill, sand, garden stones, so I'd say it's worth a look.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Smithown limits it to ten bags - with your needs, that's not going very far
10 bags per trip. The only drawback is it can be a hike, and you have to be a resident.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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10 bags per trip. The only drawback is it can be a hike, and you have to be a resident.
Yes, 10 bags/trip - cost of gas?
Town of Huntington residents qualify also.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Wood Chips and Wood Mulch

Free wood chips and wood mulch
Chips and wood mulch are available to residents. They are excellent for landscape use.

Pre-packaged bags of mulch are available for the taking, with a maximum of ten (10) bags per visit.

We offer free loading of loose mulch into your pick-up or dump truck.

Contact the phone number below for more information.

Tuesday through Saturday
7:00 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Municipal Services Facility

85 Old Northport Road
Kings Park, NY
Town of Smithtown
269-6600
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