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Brian B
08-04-2007, 09:15 AM
a customer wants me to come and give an estimate on how much it will cost to build her flower beds up with top soil. how do i determine how much soil i will need? is the formula the same as it is for mulch? and what is the average charge for placing soil?

Diamond-LC
08-04-2007, 08:01 PM
also curious, someone help the man out

Brian B
08-05-2007, 04:49 PM
anyone have any clue???????????

PerfectEarth
08-05-2007, 05:05 PM
eyeball or figure exactly your square footage. Ask her how much she'd like (depth-wise) or you determine as a professional how much to build up the beds. And then figure how many yards of landscape mix or topsoil you will need. There are sites to plug in numbers such as-

http://www.glossonsg.com/matl.htm

that will help you determine how much you need.

Brian B
08-05-2007, 09:37 PM
thanks. i just plugged that same information into my mulch formuls earlier in the day and got the same answer. i know that i was doing something right now. i'l have to keep that web page. thanks

PerfectEarth
08-05-2007, 09:45 PM
Cool, you're welcome. I have to deliver 4.5 yds of dense grade to a buddy the other day and that site really helped me.