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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Landscape Material Can My Pickup Truck Hold?

This is a difficult question to answer since there are so many variables, such as the type and size of your truck, the type of material you’re hauling (dirt is much lighter than stone), etc. However, generally speaking, a typical F-450 pickup truck can hold about 4 tons or 9 yards of material.

One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. To calculate how much material your pickup truck can hold, multiply the length (in feet) by the width (in feet) by the height (in feet). This will give you the volume of your truck bed in cubic feet. Divide that number by 27 to get the number of cubic yards.

We’ve also compiled a list of the typical truck hauling restrictions below.

Truck Hauling Limits

F-450: 4 tons / 9 yards
F-600: 6 tons / 10 yards
F-750: 9 tons / 14 yards
6-Wheeler: 12 tons / 17 yards
Semi: 22 tons / 30 yards

*Dirt hauling limits depend on how wet it is

Max Quantity Per Order:

Mulch: 30 yards
Dirt & Topsoil: 20 yards
Stones: 22 tons
Sand & Gravel: 22 tons
Boulders: 22 tons

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What Does a Ton or Yard of Landscape Material Look Like?

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How do I order for Same-Day Delivery?

If you need your landscape material delivered the same day, please call us at 815-577-8294 and place your order before noon. We’ll do our best to accommodate same-day orders, but we can’t guarantee same-day delivery during high-volume days. We also recommend ordering 2 – 3 days before installation.

How much does Material delivery cost?

The cost of delivery depends on a few factors, including the type and amount of material you’re ordering, and the distance of your delivery location from our store.

Please visit our Delivery Zones page for current delivery rates.

We deliver up to 75 miles from Plainfield, Illinois.

You may also get an estimate for delivery costs by contacting us.

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What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Can I get less than a ton or yard of material?

Yes. We understand that not every project requires a full ton or yard of material.

We offer half-ton and quarter-ton increments for most of our landscape materials, so you can get exactly the amount you need. Please contact us for more information.

We also have contractor-grade thick plastic bags (holds about 2 cubic feet) if you’d like a bag of our decorative landscape rocks or any other material. Just ask one of our staff for a bag to fill. This is perfect for homeowners looking for a small amount of material for a DIY project.

You may also bring your own 5-gallon bucket(s) to fill with your choice of landscape material from our supply yard.

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Fill a Bag with Your Choice of Landscape Material

14 Bags = ~1 Yard
20 Bags = ~1 Ton
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Or, Bring Your Own 5-Gallon Buckets to Fill Up

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Yes, we can deliver larger quantities of material for your large projects. We have a fleet of trucks that can handle bulk order deliveries for commercial projects up to 22 tons or 30 yards.

Give us a ring at 815-577-8294 for a material quote delivery.


A general rule of thumb is that you should apply 2-3 inches of mulch to your garden beds. This will help suppress weeds, retain moisture, and provide nutrients to your plants. In addition, one yard of mulch covers approximately 150 sq. ft. at a depth of 2 inches.

If you’re used to buying 2-cubic yard bags of mulch from our store, 14 of those bags equals one yard. Click here to see what one yard of mulch looks like.

Use our mulch calculator below to figure out approximately how much mulch you need.

Material Calculator

Calculate How Much Mulch You Need

Note: The material calculator is for estimations only. Product coverage areas differ based on the type of material. For more information, please contact us.


When using dyed mulch, make sure there is no chance of rain for at least 24 hours after installation. This will allow the dye to dry properly and give you a beautiful yard all season long!

Dyed mulch may leave a temporary haze on your driveway. To avoid this, we recommend you put a tarp down for the mulch to be dumped on during delivery.

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