This is the second year I have acquired mulch from Maple 85 for our neighborhood landscaping projects. I like the dump trailers as I am able to easily move the material from the trailer to the areas I was mulching. One doesn't have to climb into the trailer and move the material to the back.
The Maple 85 staff is friendly, helpful, and easy to work with.
I used the calculator online and was delivered enough mulch to landscape a million dollar property. I do not feel the driver should of dumped it all and I feel taken advantage of. I barely used half. I just feel like over the phone or upon arrival something should've been done to make sure I needed that much. If I was a landscaping company, maybe. When the truck arrived it should've been pretty clear that my property was not going to need it. I had over half of what was ordered left.
Ryan - as we stated on the phone when you called about this issue, we can?t see your property when you are calling to place the order, so we have no idea if what you are ordering is "too" much mulch. If you have different areas that you are trying to cover, each area needs to be put in the calculator separately and then the totals added together to get the correct amount of mulch. From what you are describing, you may have added all of the areas together when you put them in the calculator. If you did this, it will give a VERY wrong number.
All properties have a different amount of landscaping so our driver would have no idea when dropping the product if this is too much or too little since most of the time he can't see the whole property when dropping the product...there may be a lot of landscaping in the back yard that he can't see from the driveway.
I'm sorry you feel taken advantage of but if you did the measuring and put it in the calculator, we would not be able to tell if this is correct or not. If you'd like help with this in the future, we would be more than happy to refer someone to come out and do the measurements for you so you get the correct amount of mulch for the project.
Not sure if the calculator on your website is completely misleading or what, but we have ordered way too much mulch. I was tempted to stop the driver after half of the load but couldn't get myself to do it. Not sure how long this product will be in our driveway but it is a ton. Next time I will try to get an opinion from someone or even visit the shop to look at the size of the trucks to make my determination. Measuring and using the calculator definitely over estimated for us.