I had a coupon that if we bought $250 of stuff then they'd take $25 off. We calculated carefully to buy just enough to go over the required amount. After everything was said and done, the $25 pretty much paid for the taxes on the purchase.
We are very fortunate to have a bulk landscaping business down the road from where we live. Over the years we've been able to save money by getting the truck filled with loose mulch instead of buying the bagged stuff. I've never bought dirt from them before, so after we unloaded the lumber we stopped by for a quick load of dirt.
Ginny decided that going in the house not on her agenda so she hopped in the truck and came with us. Funny girl!
They were busy! I checked out their offerings while I waited to place my order. Besides various mulches, (they even have that plastic playground stuff) they also offered topsoil, sand, compost and a "combination" blend of topsoil and compost.
Since we "dug-out" the beds last year, (turning them into little clay swimming pools), the first thing we needed to do was to "back fill" them with topsoil, making them level with the ground again.
The compost they offer is a blend of mostly yard waste. He did say there was "some" cow manure, and food stuff in there too. (Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.)
I bought 2 yards of topsoil. The truck tires could only take the weight of 1 yard at a time so we quickly unloaded one load and then SM ran back for the second. (They closed at noon so we had to hustle.)
When SM got back, we left the second load in the truck and started to "shuffle" the Mels Mix around. Mels Mix is a blend of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost (cow, chicken, mushroom.) You buy the ingredients and mix it together. I call it black gold. The stuff ain't cheap, let me tell you. I wasn't going to waste it by leaving it in the dugouts.
We managed to get 1 bed built...
And the dirt rearranged...
By that time we were spent. Quittin time!
Gosh, it feels good to get those muscle working again!