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Old 03-14-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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I need to purchase about 10 cubic yards of quality garden soil (for some new flower beds).

Last year I bought some from a local company and unfortunately it proved to be not so good. They were cheaper than the rest and now I know why.

So, please share where you have gotten high quality garden soil in the Raleigh area. I'll need a company that can deliver.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Sorry I don't live in Raleigh but it is best to inspect the soil yourself wherever you go. Ask for SCREENED sandy loam with a blackish color. Unless you hand pick it you might not get exactly what you want. Most companies carry several different types of soil.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest (New Light area)
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I get the 50/50 blend from Carolina Mulch Express. It's a really good 50% topsoil w/50% compost blend and is great for gardens. I've gotten it a few different times for various projects (seeding yard from scratch, vegetable gardens in raised beds..) and have been very happy with it. Depending on the truck they may or may not be able to get 10 cubic yards in one load due to the weight. I'm not sure where you are located but they do deliver to various parts all over the Triangle.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:27 PM
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We got some delivered from a place off 55, in Apex .. when I find the name I will post. We need to order some more for this year. It was very good.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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Norwood's Road Garden off Norwood Rd is without a doubt the place to get it and have it delivered. I was amazed by the quality of their mix.

Norwood Road Garden, Inc. - Landscaping Services - Raleigh, NC - Design Services
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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I usually get mine from Bradsher on Overlook Rd. near 540 and Capital. The 50/50 blend works best.

SOIL (http://www.bradsherfarms.com/SOIL.html - broken link)
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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On several occasions I have bought several yards of the potting/landscaping soil sold by Mulch Masters in Raleigh.

The Mulch Masters - Products

It's good stuff - no clay, doesn't clump, and has plenty of organic content. Plants love it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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For those who have had soil delivered, would you please post the approximate cost you paid? I'm wondering what the going rate is.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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For those who have had soil delivered, would you please post the approximate cost you paid? I'm wondering what the going rate is.
Mulch Masters has a price list posted on its web site.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest (New Light area)
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I think with Carolina Mulch Express it was $30-$33/cubic yard, which was about the going rate... I just had some delivered a few weeks ago before the snow.
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