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04-12-2005, 06:10 PM
Do most of you estimate a job at 2 or 3 inches?

04-12-2005, 09:54 PM
i always bid it for 2in

Mo Green
04-13-2005, 01:03 AM
It depends on wether there is already a decent amount in place. If there is, I bid at 1 1/2". If there is none at all, I bid at 3".

04-13-2005, 09:30 AM
I bid 4, I wounder if thats why I'm getting strange looks?

Mo Green
04-13-2005, 09:34 AM
Putting 4" of mulch over an already established base, can do more harm than good. I usually bid 1 1/2" on established beds. This way I can put at least an inch all over and have plenty for low spots.

The best thing to do is see how much of a base there is. Then apply whatever amount is needed to keep it at 3"-4".

04-13-2005, 11:12 AM
There is no set rule ,I decide by the job,depending on conditions.But it's a waste of my time and the customers $ for me to apply just 1" or 1&1/2" of mulch as far as I am concerned.If your gonna do a mulch job DO IT.

Mo Green
04-13-2005, 12:50 PM
So, do you not add mulch to your customers beds each year to give them that nice fresh look?