About Great Northeast Mulch and Topsoil
Thank you for choosing Great Northeast Mulch. Great Northeast Mulch is owned and operated by Bryan T. Frank of Marion, NY, and is currently in its 19th year of doing business.
Bryan originally started a landscape maintenance and installation business, Bryan T. Frank Lawn & Landscape. However, in 1994 he sold the landscaping part of the business to concentrate on producing and selling mulch. Since then the business has continued to grow rapidly, and has acquired a tub grinder, dump trucks, front-end pay loaders, and tractor trailers. Mulch and Topsoil are our primary focus.
It has always been our foremost objective to produce a consistent, high-quality product. With this in mind we have experimented with the grinding process over the years, trying different grinder screens or grinding in different weather conditions. We've learned a lot and have become a well-established mulch producer, and plan to continue producing mulch for many years.
We grind and store our mulch in a gravel pit in Macedon. We do 85% of our grinding (15,000-20,000 yards) in the fall and early winter for several reasons. First, the cooler weather keeps the tub grinders and loaders from overheating. Second, this allows the mulch time to age, and as the mulch ages the color becomes darker and the texture finer.
Finally, we grind in the fall and winter because there simply isn't time to do it in the spring and summer.
Mulch is initially ground with a 2" screen. The same screen is used again for the second grind and again a third time for triple-ground mulch. In effect, this is breaking the mulch in half each time it is run through the tub grinder, producing a finer product with each pass. The dryness of the mulch going through the grinder affects the second-ground material. A dry season will produce a lighter, more coarse mulch, while a wet year will produce a darker, finer-textured product. Wet winters with lots of snow result in a darkcolored, rich textured mulch.
Occasionally during the grinding process the wind carries plastic or other debris into the mulch grinding area and sometimes small bits of metal break off the knives of the tub grinder. Every effort is made to rid the mulch of foreign materials. Magnets are used to catch bits of metal, but unfortunately, plastic and aluminum cannot be picked up by magnets. One small plastic bag that has drifted into the mulch can easily become hundreds of little pieces as the grinding process takes place. We do our best to prevent this and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this causes our customers. .
What started out as a one-man operation has now grown into a team of 7 people, headed by Bryan, the "Mulch Man". We're proud of our "Mulch Team" at Great Northeast Mulch! We offer delivery to Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario counties and accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.