FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

Are you open to the general public?

Yes, our yard is open to the general public! Our show room and restrooms are closed off for the time being, however, we are still selling tools, seed, and fertilizer! Just show up and stop by our curbside window to get loaded or take a look around our yard at all the products we have to offer.

Where are you located?

Our material yard and retail shop are conveniently located on 1st Ave South and 132nd see map, just north of the Burien Fred Meyer. The loading yard is easily accessible.

Who can help me at Burien Bark?

Our office team is prepared to help you with concerns and questions over the phone or at the curbside pickup window, as well as orders for delivery or pick-up. Our yard laborer team is always available to load you with bags and bulk products!

What is mulch?

Mulch is an umbrella term for any topdressing on top of soil to hold moisture, provide nutrients, suppress weeds; this includes all bark, amendments, and composts! Use bark mulch for weed control and use an amendment to incorporate key nutrients into your soil or garden.

I want to come to your location and pick up some sod rolls. Do you have any sod?

We do not carry sod onsite, however, we can help you with a sod delivery!

How much can my truck hold?

We recommend checking the weight capacity of your truck, it can usually be found on the driver side door. For smaller pick-up trucks, we do not recommend more than ½ yards for heavy products such as rock or soil blends. For larger trucks, 1 yard or more is possible. Light products such as bark are less than 1000 pounds and therefore, all/many trucks can handle at least 1 yard of bark.

I don’t have a truck. How else can I get material with my vehicle?

We offer bagged materials for purchase! You may also fill up a 5-gallon pick up for $2 on weekdays only (Monday – Friday). We service 2x the number of customers and deliveries on Saturdays and we ask if you could please come during the week when it’s less crowded.

How do I measure my area?

Always measure your area in feet. We do not recommend estimating your measurements or square footage. If your area is square or rectangle, measure the sides (length and width). If your area is a circle, measure directly across the area. Measure the entire perimeter of any other area and we will be happy to help you find your square footage. Use our calculator online too!

What should I use for my driveway?

We do not recommend any round rock/washed rock because it doesn’t pack down and spreads away from the driveway. Use a product with “minus” in the name as it’ll compact the best such as 5/8” minus.

Can I bring yard waste to you?

We accept clean yard waste for recycling at $30 per cubic yard, price quote upon arrival. No sod, soil, or dirt accepted! We accept clean yard waste such as grass clippings, branches, brush, bush trimmings, leaves, mulch, roots, and bushes; soil must be removed from root systems. Please do not call for price quotes on yard waste, we gotta look at it before you dump!

Do you recycle on site?

Although it would be another fun addition to the yard, we do not recycle yard waste or concrete on site. We truck it away to recycle facilities and buy it back as compost or recycled concrete.

Do you take broken concrete?

Yes! We price quote upon arrival and we charge $40 per cubic yard. No wires, paint, soil, or rebar accepted. After you pay, pull up to the broken concrete pile and unload your vehicle.


How do you sell products?

Bagged and bulk, picked up or delivered! We can load up you up with bulk or bagged product or deliver to your residential/commercial location.

Do you have bags of product?

Yes! We bag almost all products. Please call us for availability and let us know if you’ll be picking up more than 20 bags so we can have it ready for you.

Do you offer contractor/landscaper discounts?

Yes, we offer commercial discounts when picking up product in bulk. Please call our office for pricing.

Can I pay for a yard and pick it up in 2 trips?

Yes! Let us know when you pay so we can give you a return ticket. Return tickets do not expire, but do not lose them!

DELIVERY

Do you deliver?

Yes! We can deliver any amount 1 yard or over and any quantity you need for the job.

Do you provide blow-in services?

Unfortunately, we do not have a blower truck. We recommend CAD of Puget Sound for getting product in hard-to-reach places!

Do you have a minimum quantity for delivery?

Our minimum for delivery is 1 yard.

Can I get same day delivery?

We try our best to provide fast delivery services! Depending on the time of year, same day or next day delivery is possible! Keep in mind that spring is our busy season and wait times can be increased, please give us 2-3 day notice for all orders if possible and we will do our best to accommodate.

My neighbor and I want to go in on a delivery together of one product. Can you deliver to 2 different houses?

For an additional fee of $20, we can attempt to drop off the bulk product at both you and your next-door neighbor’s property. If you’d like to order loose material and have it delivered at 2 houses, the driver can drop a pile at another property up to 2 doors away from your own. Please review our delivery and policy page for further stipulations.


How do split delivery loads work?

Our F550 dump trucks can deliver 2 products with a 4-yard total maximum due to its weight capacity. $15-20 split load fee. This service separates 2 products with a tarp and allows the driver to offload products without mixing. At the driver's discretion, one product is manually shoveled out of the bed and the latter product is dumped.

Are you able to add bag(s) to our bulk product order?

It depends! Please call and ask for the stipulations on adding bags to bulk orders.

How do bag deliveries work?

We have a 20 bag minimum on all bagged product deliveries. Not too different from a bulk delivery service, your bags are dumped out of the truck bed in a truck-accessible area.

What is the cost of delivery?

Delivery fees are based on the quantity of your load and the location of the delivery address. Please call us for quotes, prepared with the address of the delivery and either measurements of the area of product or the quantity of product.

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