You can buy topsoil by the bag or by the truckload, but what about by the pod?
That’s what a new Fresno-based business is doing. My Garden Pod will deliver about 1,200 pounds of topsoil, compost or mulch to homeowners in a giant bag with handles via forklift.
The bag comes on the back of a big rig and the driver uses the forklift to deliver it to the “x” that marks the spot. Homeowners make the “x” with a couple of crossed sticks on the lawn, chalk on the driveway, a couple of brooms — whatever they want.
Convenience is the main selling point, says Larry LeMay, My Garden Pod’s vice president of operations, whose family also runs Mayson Ace Hardware in northwest Fresno.
“We’re trying to fit that niche of, ‘I need 20 bags of soil and I don’t have a pickup (or) even if I have a pickup, I don’t want that mess in my truck,’ ” LeMay said.
A bag costs $139 plus tax and holds one cubic yard of material. The bag itself can be recycled in homeowners’ blue bins, or they can return it to one of four locations and get $5 back.
Details: www.mygardenpod.com or (800) 308-6353.