Landyshade serves both homeowners and landscapers in Lancaster and the surrounding area. We carry the highest quality mulch products, and we deliver quickly, often on the same day as you place your order.

Landyshade began, somewhat by accident, back in 1983. A third of a century later, Landyshade is a thriving business that provides a wide range of mulch and soil products, as well as employment for many dedicated workers.

John L. Landis and his late wife Doris started Landyshade Mulch in 1983. They were an entrepreneurial couple who had always kept their home and property beautifully maintained, and it was that respect for their property that led to the start of one of their major businesses, Landyshade Mulch.

One day they decided to spruce up the flower beds and the garden around their large farmhouse, so John picked up a load of mulch from a company in Manheim in his own truck and dumped it out behind the barn. Soon, friends from the neighborhood were stopping by to ask if they could buy some of the mulch that he was using.

After hauling several loads for friends, he put out a small sign along the road in front of the barn. It wasn’t long before people began stopping and asking if they could have mulch delivered to their homes. Thus, a business was born.

Now, John’s son, John E. Landis owns the mulch business after helping run it successfully for many years. John’s children also help the business run smoothly by answering phones, taking orders, and even hauling mulch. The family-run business has provided great products and superior service since 1983, and looks forward to continuing on under the leadership of John E.

So take a look around, check out our list of Mulch products, or contact us for more information!

Farm House Rental

The Landyshade Farmhouse offers a unique lodging opportunity for visitors to Lancaster County. The fully modernized 1700’s house is on a working farm just a few miles from downtown Lancaster and Amish Country. The home has 5 bedrooms, and its 25 miles from Hershey, 50 miles from Gettysburg, and less than 4 miles from Spooky Nook Sports.

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