Bulk Material

Below we have listed some of our bulk material as well how to determine the amount you need. Not listed is screened topsoil, CA6 (compacting gravel), and garden compost. Please call ahead of time to make sure we have someone there to load with our tractor.

Natural Mulch

Aromatic Cedar Mulch

Aromatic Cedar Mulch

Shredded Hardwood Mulch

Shredded Hardwood Mulch

One of our tractor Scoops will cover:
50 sq ft. at 3 inches deep (first application) OR 100 sq ft. at 1.5 inches deep (top dressing)

Take Length times Width of desired space to get the Area. Divide by 50 to get the number of scoops you need.
EX: 30ft x 10ft = 300ft    –    300ft / 50 = 6 scoops
1scoop = 50 sq ft (first applications) = 100 sq ft (top dress) = 1/2 yard

Landscaping Rock

Trap Rock

Trap Rock

Red Flint Rock

Red Flint Rock

River Rock

River Rock

Meramec Rock

Meramec Rock

One of our tractor Scoops will cover: 60 sq ft.

Take Length times Width of desired space to get the Area. Divide by 60 to get the number of scoops you need.
EX: 30ft x 10ft = 300ft    –    300ft / 60 = 5 scoops
60 square feet = 1/2 Yard = 1100 pounds

Bulk Hardscaping

Hardscaping is the use of stone in a landscape. These items give your landscape a natural setting plus the added advantages of all season (plus winter) interest, stability, and it cannot die. Stone is perfect for unusual places that do not get ample light or water, has high foot traffic, or favorite place for your dog. These stones come in many shapes and colors, with our most popular being sandstone (a look that mimics Starved Rock). 

We sell our stones by weight. Many of them are large, so our guys will need to be here to weigh and load them. You are more than welcome to come pick them out at any time, but the best time to pick them up is at 8:00 AM or 5:00 PM or call first. Thanks!

These descriptions are only examples of each stone in stock. For more detail, please come check out the stone yard.

Flagstone and Steppers: Tennessee Quartz, Plumbwood, Fon Du Lac, Rocky Mountain Rose

Flagstone and Steppers: Tennessee Quartz, Plumbwood, Fon Du Lac, Rocky Mountain Rose

Outcropping stone: Chilton, Black Hills, Kodiak, and Mossy

Outcropping stone: Chilton, Black Hills, Kodiak, and Mossy

Large, Medium, and Small Cobbles, Kewanee Flats, and Mexican Pebbles (All Separate)

Large, Medium, and Small Cobbles, Kewanee Flats, and Mexican Pebbles (All Separate)

Granite chipped boulders that have a large array of sizes and colors

Granite chipped boulders that have a large array of sizes and colors

Help Desk

Our staff acts as a help desk at Danchris Nursery. They have a vast knowledge and experience in landscaping and horticulture. At Danchris we pride ourselves by staying current in landscape and garden center trends and practices by attending seminars and reading literature on these topics.

Below is a list of our ‘Help Desk’ staff so you know who you are communicating with when you call Danchris Nursery.

DIY – Do It Yourself

Greg Salata is the 2nd generation business owner (along with his wife Arlette). He has been working in the horticulture field for as long as he can remember. He is still a foreman on the job and runs the nursery operations.

Steve Caulkins graduated in 2009 from Southern Illinois University. He started with the business in 2012. He’s devilishly handsome and considered by many to be the company eye candy.

Greg Salata and Steve Caulkins are our Unilock Authorized Contractors. They have attended training at seminars by Unilock as well as furthering education at the national hardscape show.

DIY – Do It Yourself

Arlette Salata is a co-owner of Danchris Nursery. She is one of our designers and estimators. She over see’s operations at the garden center as well as the landscaping business.

She also attends furthering education provided by Unilock and the National Hardscape Show.

DIY – Do It Yourself

Afton Caulkins is the 3rd generation to work at Danchris along with her husband Steve. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Landscape Design from Southern Illinois University. She is one of the landscape designers and manager for the Garden Center.

Afton has also attended furthering education through Unilock, Hardscape shows, and plant seminars.

DIY – Do It Yourself

Joani and Linda are our front desk staff. Joani is office manager, and sets up all appointments. Joani has worked with us since 2003. Linda has worked with us since 2014.

Butterfly Garden

Ruckus is our Landscape Labrador. He is our official greeter. He has been a member of Danchris Nursery since Spring of 2014. This boy is good with kids and loves a good belly rub!