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matthew horner
04-15-2004, 01:53 AM
I just got done rough-working up a bid on a job, around 9000ftsquare.

I came up with around $1200 for pine straw, and around $3700 for mulch. Is this crazy?

Or I guess, is it out of market standards?

I feel comfortable about the p-straw price, but mulch seems overboard.

Branchland
04-15-2004, 06:55 AM
I charge 8 a bale on pine needles and 40 a yard on mulch. So what ever that comes to is what I charge.

matthew horner
04-15-2004, 07:49 AM
how many bales would you estimate this square footage to need. This will cover existing mulch/leaves/old debris/etc.

GrassBlaster
04-15-2004, 12:53 PM
at 2" thick, you'll need 56 yards of mulch
at 3" thick, you'll need 84 yards

most guys on here say 18 square feet per bale of straw, but over existing, I'd say 25 square feet.For 9000 ft, that would be 360 bales.

matthew horner
04-15-2004, 04:32 PM
Grassblaster, you still want to carpool to the classes? I got busy and did'nt get to take the test as soon as I thought I'd be able to.
Matt

NCSULandscaper
04-16-2004, 08:21 PM
Mine would be $4500 for the pine straw and $5500 for mulch.