View Full Version : Biggest mulch job you ever did?

04-17-2005, 04:53 PM
I was just wondering what the biggest mulch job any of you guys have ever done. The reason I am asking is because we have a guy that needs roughly 60 yards of mulch for all his beds and we are only a 2 man operation. Me (26) and my father (55) and once in a while my friend (28). We are figuring it would take us about 3-4 full days to do it. You guys ever done a mulch job like this? What would be a rough idea of what you would charge?

04-17-2005, 08:18 PM
The most we've ver done was 54 yards. Anything over 30 and we sub it out to a company that blows it in with an express blower. They knocked the whole job out and cleaned up in I think it was 3 hours.. That stuff flies out at like 1 yard a minute. Very efficient.

04-17-2005, 11:33 PM
The largest mulch job I've done on my own was about 22 yards, had it done in about a day and a half. If you have 2 people going at it I would think you'll be able to knock that out in 2 days max depending on how far you need to wheelbarrow the mulch and how open the beds are. When I get the wife helping me we can knock out up to about 3.5 yards/hr. I did a 6 yard job solo on Friday in about 3 hours. As far as pricing, I would charge my per yard price for mulch x 60. payup

D Felix
04-23-2005, 10:54 AM

I've done anywhere from less than a yard to over 200 yards when it comes to mulch jobs.... The 200+ yarder was fun, lemme tell you. Took 7-9 guys a week to do it all, including everything edged BY HAND!

60 yards, right now, we'd probably be looking in the neighborhood of 2 days or so to do it in, if access was good and not a lot of hills to contend with. We might get into a third day for a few hours, but I doubt it would take a full third day unless access was bad or there were hills.


Green Pastures
04-23-2005, 11:09 AM
Two of us did 50 in 2 days.

Never again, I was useless the next 2 days.

wally world III
04-23-2005, 11:38 AM
mulch triple & double ground, red, brown, black cost $ 22/ yd
express blower $ 19/ yd installed
i always use express blower......... ~~~ Sell $65 / yd ~~~ $95 /yd

based on 60 yards x 65 installed = 3,900 sell

gross profit ~~~ 1,440 plus you'll need someone to assist

payup :D :cool2: :waving:

04-23-2005, 04:41 PM
The biggest ones we have are a 230 yarder a 400 yarder and a 360 yarder. It takes 12 guys 3 weeks to do them (including cleanup and edging) The thing that sucks is we have a bark blower, but it is useless on 3/4 of the mulching.


04-23-2005, 11:01 PM
we did 975 ydrs 2 weeks 8 people 8 hour days, 25 city parking lots and that included spring cleaning :D

04-23-2005, 11:33 PM
I did 20 bags from Home Depot once. Does that count?

04-24-2005, 12:11 AM
We just did a 54 yd mulch job and got it done in 1 full ten hour day with 4 guys. I had the mulch brought in and dumped at the apartment complex. We had one guy run a bobcat and 3 guys scooping the mulch out. You wouldn't beleive how easy this was. I made a 1100.00 profit because of the bobcat. The complex had 6 buildings, easiest thing I have ever done.

04-24-2005, 01:12 AM
I did a 130~ yard mulch job last year. I had 2 other guys helping me, and it took a little over 2 days including sod repair(from the skid), using a 7' bucket.

Groundcover Solutions
05-14-2005, 11:04 PM
we have done a 1800 yard job took around 5 days with two of our blower trucks. Great job big open areas we can just crank the yardage off!!!! lots of good old cash in the pocket when that job is done!!!

05-14-2005, 11:14 PM
15 here reading all the post i feel like a scrub

05-14-2005, 11:42 PM
The company I use to blow in mulch did Mohegan Sun. Total Bill for just mulch $250,000. They had four tractor trailers driving in a continuous loop from their mulch production site to Moegan Sun while they had a loader fill the express blower truck when it ran out. But whats $250,000 to a casino they make that on the weekend. Not to mention that the company's mulch supply is free. They specialize in lot clearing, charge money to take the trees away which they take to their own mulch plant and sell it to people like us.
I think it took them 3 or 4 weeks

No one can top that!!

05-15-2005, 08:31 AM
Biggest was a new home that took 300 yards total.

05-15-2005, 08:49 AM
An easy way to figure things is that one man can do one yard an hour...not including prep time. Granted there are other variables to consider, but more often than not ever mulch job has a bit of hand spreading and some have a bit of large areas that go quick. My 3 man crew figures to be able to put down 25yds in an 8 hr day.

AL Inc
05-15-2005, 11:50 AM
I subbed a 70 yard mulch job to a blower company last summer. Mostly because I was too busy, but also there were lots of terraces and steps to deal with. I made a few hundred just for making a phone call. I worked out great and the client was very happy. I plan on using them more this year.

05-15-2005, 12:24 PM
Like Rodfather, ours was 300 yards. This was for my property. Had the whole family working on it over a summer. Needless to say I was not their favorite person. Come to think of it, I probably am still not. Oh well!!

06-26-2005, 07:19 PM
70 yards in two days with two of us, the majority of it was dumped in the beds right from the truck and were were able to spread it from there.

06-27-2005, 10:47 PM
Not including prep and edging, we did 29yds in about 5 Hours with 3 guys spreading and 1 guy running the tractor(me :p ). We did the whole job, including the clean up and edging in about 10.5 hours. We cleared $1200 in profit in just one day.

06-27-2005, 11:59 PM
did 25 yards the other day with 3 men and myself and it took about 6 hours. I wasn't there the whole time but probably for 4 hours I loaded wheelbarrows and 2 guys ran, 1 guy spread. it sucked but I made good money. I charged $65 dollars a yard.

K c m
06-28-2005, 12:26 AM
24 by myself. 2 days with an enclosed trailor. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Mo Green
06-28-2005, 12:29 AM
I have one set up for next week.......30 yards. I am going to have it blown in. I'll still make $30 per yard on it.

06-29-2005, 09:19 PM
62 Yards

Richie K

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