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03-07-2006, 09:30 PM
how long would it take for 1 person to prep, spread, cleanup 27 cu yards of mulch? The beds (5) are realitivle flat and will need little prep no edging required?

03-07-2006, 09:50 PM
Whew.....2 days.

Then the next week off to recover.

03-07-2006, 09:54 PM
If you are putting weed barrier down,2 to more like 3 days.

03-07-2006, 10:06 PM
TOOOOOO LONG! get some temp. help. It would be worth forking out 10 bucks an hour for help rather than spend the next week on the coutch and unable to move.:laugh:

03-07-2006, 10:42 PM
Do you have access to a machine. Is it the islands of a commericial lot were you can drive right up to them? How about a tracked WB machine for any areas with turf. Not sure if this is practicle for you or not.

One person can probablly get 1 cubic yard spread in twenty minutes. This includes loading, unloading, and spreading. 27 x 20 => 540 minutes or 9 hours...no breaks, no downtime, no prepwork, basically busting your butt for hours on end. Theoritically, you are probablly looking at 2-3 days.

03-08-2006, 01:24 AM
what we do with mulch beds that are islands in parking lots is one guy drives the truck along the side , another sholves mulch from the trailer to the beds, then another guy spreads it. you can really knock out alot of mulch this way .