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#896725 - 11/15/16 02:35 PM Landscape stone
yardmaster Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 20066
Loc: Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...
I walk into Lowes on Friday to pickup a couple bags of landscape stone...and of all the different stone options...they had all of 2-3 bags of only 1 type. All of the other racks were completely empty.

Is landscape stone seasonal?
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#896732 - 11/15/16 04:04 PM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
dave Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 3690
Loc: SE Minnesota
Seems to be around here. (S.E. MN.)
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#896787 - 11/16/16 11:37 AM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
FranS Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 44792
it's cooler now, so folks do the labor intensive work now. i bought rubber mulch couple weeks ago for an area. will be building a fence soon. cooler season, heavier work.
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#896833 - 11/17/16 06:52 AM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4700
Loc: harvard, il.
Depending upon the type of stone you desire,
gotta quarry or gravel pit in your area?

Line your trunk w/a tarp, garbage cans in the trunk, a shovel.
Stop at the front office. Worse they can say is go away.

Back in the day, 2 30 gallon cans in the trunk of a '76 Belair was $5.00 for 3" river rock.

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#896879 - 11/17/16 04:28 PM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
BillJeffy Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 13420
Loc: New England
Met with the 'horse' this afternoon,
so here it is from the horses mouth.

Totally seasonal......stores are allocated a certain amount
based on previous sales. IN THE SPRING, when all the normal people
are set to sprucing up the yard. When it's gone, it's gone.

You MIGHT be able to special order, but the cost would floor you.
All of those items are shipped direct from the supplier,
do not go through the distribution centers,
and you would probably have to pay for a pallet shipped from
wherever (no matter how many on pallet,) plus freight.

Just Common Sense......
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#897272 - 11/22/16 11:22 AM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
JMac Offline
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Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 2043
Loc: Cary, North Carolina
I have a landscape bulk supplier a few miles from my house. If you have a way to transport the stuff out of bags it is much cheaper to buy from that kind of operation than Lowe's or Home Depot by the bag.

It is seasonal here. My Lowe's was out of grass seed a few weeks ago. They sold out and the area is now full of Christmas trees and plants that winter over well in NC (pansies, mums and decorative cabbage mainly). The few trees that are left are on clearance.
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#897612 - 11/26/16 08:28 AM Re: Landscape stone [Re: yardmaster]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 11641
Loc: muttonville,ny
What color are you looking for?
We use nut coal for landscape stone / mulch.

Available year round.
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