The Benefits of Buying Garden Supplies in Bulk

If you want to buy landscaping materials and supplies such as mulch, soil, sand and rocks, buying in bulk certainly has many benefits. At Bittern Garden Supplies, we are the trusted supplier of high quality garden supplies to Somerville, Mornington and surrounding locations. We are proud to stock everything you need to get your landscaping project completed on time and on budget. We understand how beneficial buying in bulk can be and we want our customers to be aware of the benefits too, so let’s take a look at a few of them.

Consistency in Appearance

Often when you purchase landscape supplies in smaller lots and at different times, the product colour and texture can sometimes vary from batch to batch. When you buy in bulk, your entire product will be from one batch so you can be sure of a consistent look. If you are concerned about buying the correct amount so you don’t run out before finishing the project, local garden supply centres have experienced staff on hand to give you expert guidance on the quantity you will require.

It’s More Affordable

Buying garden supplies in bulk is usually a much cheaper option than buying supplies by the bag. This is because there’s labour involved in putting the product into the bags, and often packaged supplies are sold at big box stores which hike up their prices to make a larger profit. Additionally, if you buy in bags, you usually have to buy more than you need to complete your project. Bulk buying allows you to purchase the exact amount you need, rather than having to buy by the bag size. When comparing the cost of a landscaping project that uses bulk materials to one that uses bags, bulk purchasing can often reduce expenses by half.

You Get the Best Quality

When buying pre-packaged supplies, you can never be sure of the quality of the goods inside each bag. They could be inferior quality, mouldy, or not the colour, shape or size you expected. When you buy your product off a bulk lot, you can see and touch the product before you buy it so you know exactly what you are getting. It’s a known fact that bulk suppliers usually sell a much higher standard of garden supplies for the price you pay. 

It’s More Environmentally Friendly

The lack of any additional plastic or packaging makes buying in bulk much better for the environment. If you need a large amount, you would likely end up with hundreds of plastic bags that need to go into landfill. Not only will you have less rubbish to remove at the end of the project, as you have purchased the exact amount you need, you will also have less unused products leftover to dispose of.

What Products Can I Buy in Bulk?

Some of most common garden supplies you can purchase in bulk include:

  • Decorative Rocks and Pebbles – available in many sizes, colours, shapes, these stones are versatile and can be used in many landscaping applications.
  • Crushed Rock – another versatile and budget-friendly rock option, it can be used in paving projects, in walkways, driveways and more.
  • Mulch – used to enhance plant growth and modify the soil environment. Mulch can be organic such as bark, leaves and wood chips, or inorganic such as gravel and pebbles.
  • Sand – used often in landscaping and garden projects, there are different varieties available for different applications including in sandpits, paving, under pipes, horse arenas and for general household construction projects.

If you would like expert advice or to purchase bulk garden supplies for your next project, get in touch with our friendly team at Bittern Garden Supplies today on 5983 9779 or contact us online now. Servicing Somerville and the Mornington Peninsula for over 25 years, we also offer a wide range of landscaping services including earthmoving equipment hire, site cuts, driveways, tree removal and more.