Landscape business saves villagers time, moneyPublished 4:15pm Monday, December 10, 2012
By DALE BRAKHAGE / Community Columnist
Indian Springs Village is famous for beautiful homes, manicured lawns and gorgeous gardens. Keeping those properties beautiful requires time, energy, and the right materials.
Where do you go when you need landscaping material for your property? You need only pick up the phone, and it can come to you.
Since 2000, Earth Works Landscape Supply has been an Indian Springs source for pine straw, mulch, bark nuggets, sand, gravel and rocks. They are located behind the Marathon gas station on U.S. 119 in the center of Indian Springs. They offer wholesale pricing to landscapers and to individuals.
Danny Stone is the owner of Earth Works Landscape Supply. He started his business in 1999 with one truck, a Bobcat and some pine straw. Originally, he was a landscaper. Then he quickly saw the need to change his business into a full-service landscape supply company.
Chad Stone is Danny’s son, who also works in the business. “There are many advantages to buying your landscape materials in bulk, right here in Indian Springs,” said Chad. “It can save you a lot of time and money.”
For example, if you needed a cubic yard (27 cubic feet) of mulch for your flower bed, you could drive to a large retail supplier, and drag home nine large bags of mulch. Or, for a fraction of the price, you could call Earth Works Landscape Supply and have it delivered to your property.
In 2005, the business moved to Calera. In 2010, they moved back to Indian Springs and began selling again to the public.
They are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Call 982-9922 to ask them about landscape materials and pricing.
Larry Harper has been with the company since 2001. He said delivery is available throughout the area. If you prefer, you can save more by driving your truck or trailer to them. They will load the materials onto it for you. “We load your truck or ours,” said Larry.
Dale Brakhage writes a weekly column about Indian Springs and its residents. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.