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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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Anybody know where you can get dirt in the thumb/Bay City/Tri-City area?

We have a tandem single-axle truck that can haul the dirt. We were going to get it from the sugar factor (since it's free) but it's real mucky and would take forever to dry out (dirt is going to be used for a garden). Anybody?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Heintz landscaping sells it I think. As does Billy's.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Heintz landscaping sells it I think. As does Billy's.
Expensive???
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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I have to ask , what is a " Tandem single axel truck " :tonka:

Also i think there are some muck farms down that way . That would grow a good garden .
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #5
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1.18 or so a bag at Home Depot :tonka: Believe it or not sometimes it is cheaper then getting it from the bulk places, at least around here it was.

IIRC less then 6 yds by the bag was cheaper
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I have to ask , what is a " Tandem single axel truck " :tonka:

Also i think there are some muck farms down that way . That would grow a good garden .
An old farm truck that they use for haulin' crops to the elevator??

Who cares what kind of a truck it is anyway? That isn't the point.

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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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An old farm truck that they use for haulin' crops to the elevator??

Who cares what kind of a truck it is anyway? That isn't the point.
Testy , hmmm girdle is too tight i reckon .
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #8
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1.18 or so a bag at Home Depot :tonka: Believe it or not sometimes it is cheaper then getting it from the bulk places, at least around here it was.

IIRC less then 6 yds by the bag was cheaper
Well, we need about 2 truck loads...so that'd be a helluva lot of bags to deal with.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #9
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Testy , hmmm girdle is too tight i reckon .
Testy? No not at all. :tonka: Last I checked, I'm not from the early 20th century or I'd look like this :gman:
Besides...I am trying to keep this on topic.
We need 2 loads by the end of the week, hopefully.
We might have to stick with the sugar factory dirt...but I was hoping that there were better alternatives.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #10
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you dont want pure dirt though. when I did my garden I did 50/50 top soil and manure and it was $278 for 5 yards delivered. granted this is in Westland from a place in Canton.
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you dont want pure dirt though. when I did my garden I did 50/50 top soil and manure and it was $278 for 5 yards delivered. granted this is in Westland from a place in Canton.
Holy crap! That is a lot!!!
Well my uncle has a plow tractor so we planned on mixing it with the current soil that is in there now. We're just trying to level out our garden.
The west side is really shallow and after a rain, there is always big puddles, which drowns out the plants. So we just need to level out the garden so that it doesn't drain from east to west.
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Holy crap! That is a lot!!!
Well my uncle has a plow tractor so we planned on mixing it with the current soil that is in there now. We're just trying to level out our garden.
The west side is really shallow and after a rain, there is always big puddles, which drowns out the plants. So we just need to level out the garden so that it doesn't drain from east to west.
That's delivered though. The price is about half is you haul it yourself.
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I just bought 4 yrds of black dirt for 100 delivered. i did have a connection tho.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #14
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That's alright. I think we might have to stick with beat dirt. Hmmmm
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Forget cow manure Grandman is old as dirt just follow him around with a burlap sack for a couple of weeks.
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I have to ask , what is a " Tandem single axel truck " :tonka:
haha that was my question
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Some one is spanking for top soil down there . Highest price i know up here is 10 bucks a ton . Thats about 15 a yard .

Mudgirl after a big rain any where you go the soild is soaked and you end up paying for the water in it . Check google for Agregate producers in your area . They will have top soil and a loader to load your truck for around 10 to 12 bucks a ton i would think .

There you happy now im on topic

By the way if you were from my century you would know these things

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down here its $15 - $20 a yard for screened topsoil at every landscaping place if you haul it yourself, if not add $60 for delivery. so I would check with any landscaping place up there
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Bourdow Trucking 989-753-8811. They have a lot of it.
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MudGrl - Good luck with your search.
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