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General Questions

↓ Where do you deliver?

We are based in Fitchburg, WI and can deliver to most of the surrounding communities. Below you can see a map of our delivery area.

↓ What are your delivery charges?

Delivery is included in our pricing for most orders in the immediate Madison area. If you are outside the immediate Madison area, a $50 delivery surcharge might be added.

↓ I’m ready to order! What do I do?

You can either call Terry at 608.209.9560 to set up your order, or you can do it online! Browse our menu page for mulch and complete your order online.

↓ Can I split a single delivery with my neighbor?

We’re sorry, but splitting a single delivery between two (or more) locations cannot be done (even if they are close). Each delivery location requires a separate order.

This is because of the extra work involved with loading and separating two or more portions of product, then dividing the portions among locations.

↓ Can I pick up my order?

We’re sorry, but we no longer can accommodate pick-up orders. Please order for prompt delivery instead.

Mulch Questions

↓ How is mulch useful?

Mulch serves many purposes, both decorative and functional. Mulch helps plants absorb ground water and regulate erosion from heavy rainfall. When mulch decomposes, it provides nutrients that can enhance and enrich the soil under it.

↓ When is the best time to put mulch down?

Spring! Putting down mulch in the spring will help prevent weeds from forming, as well as provide as much benefit as possible to your current plants and flowers.

↓ How much mulch should I order?

For a guide to how much mulch you’ll need to order, refer to the table below.

Desired Thickness Approx. Volume to Order
(to cover 1000 sq. ft.)
1-inch layer 2.5 cubic yards
1 1/2-inch layer 3.75 cubic yards
2-inch layer 5.0 cubic yards
2 1/2-inch layer 6.25 cubic yards
3-inch layer 7.5 cubic yards
3 1/2-inch layer 8.75 cubic yards
4-inch layer 10.0 cubic yards

Compost Questions

↓ Which compost is best?

All of our composts serve different purposes. Choose the one that is most applicable to your need:

  • Activated Purple Cow is ideal for repairing lawns that have patches and dead spots. It’s also highly recommended as a top-dressing and revitalizer for gardens and beds which have been composted in the prior season.
  • Purple Cow Classic should be your choice for general landscaping needs and/or new lawns.
  • Purple Cow Raised Garden Mix should be your choice for gardens, raised beds, and containers.

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Topsoil Questions

↓ How is the Garden Mix different from other topsoils?

Our Raised Garden Mix is blended with premium organic compost from Purple Cow Organics. This special mixture is ideal topsoil for gardens, raised beds, pots, and containers.

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Desired Thickness Approx. Volume to Order
(to cover 1000 sq. ft.)
1-inch layer 2.5 cubic yards
1 1/2-inch layer 3.75 cubic yards
2-inch layer 5.0 cubic yards
2 1/2-inch layer 6.25 cubic yards
3-inch layer 7.5 cubic yards
3 1/2-inch layer 8.75 cubic yards
4-inch layer 10.0 cubic yards