This not-so-well-known landscaping store is located behind the Parnell's Furniture store in Hoover. I think many contractors and professional landscapers know about this place, but they also serve the general public as well. After being greeted by the owner's dogs, you can browse their large selection of small or large river rocks or stepping pavers. If you've brought your truck with you, you can load up on pine straw or pine bark. Since they deal mostly with professional landscapers, stuff isn't bundled or packaged like they are at Home Depot/Lowes. You have to have a truck to transport the stuff. If you've got the transportation, you can get a lot of landscaping material for a very inexpensive price.