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SERRICO
05-18-2004, 03:02 PM
I HAVE A CUSTOMER WHOM WANTS TO PUT MULCH ON HIS FLOWER BED.
IT IS 9' X 155' WITH METAL EDGING AND SOME COVERED WITH BURMUDA GRASS.

MY QUESTIONS ARE.....
1. HOW MUCH OF MULCH DO I NEED?
2. WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH GRASS ON FLOWER BED.
3. WHAT IS AVERAGE RATE THAT I SHOULD CHARGE TO MY CUSTOMER?

HELP.:confused:

AuburnGuy
05-18-2004, 03:15 PM
http://www.gardenplace.com/content/calculator/mulch_calc.html#

3" this 1400 square feet = 9 yards at $60/yard = $540. If its only a little bit of grass, spray it and put down the mulch.

SERRICO
05-18-2004, 03:21 PM
THANKS. VERY GOOD WEB SITE!
$60/YARD..... IS IT WITH LABOR COST?

AuburnGuy
05-18-2004, 03:25 PM
Yes that is for labor and materials, sometimes 65. I usually use the bags, because its a lot easier and quicker, and no mess to clean up in the the trailer and customers yard.

mkwl
05-19-2004, 12:14 AM
If I were you, insted on using weed killer, I would use a flat shovel to take up the grass, then put down the mulch. The weed killer may also kill the future flowers in that bed.

DLCS
05-19-2004, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by mkwl
If I were you, insted on using weed killer, I would use a flat shovel to take up the grass, then put down the mulch. The weed killer may also kill the future flowers in that bed.


Weed Killer?


use a non selective herbicide like Round-up as long as you are certified for pesticides.

lawnmedic1
05-19-2004, 12:41 AM
I figure it at 13 yards not 9. At 60.00 a yard installed it's 780.00

For my company if mulch is less than 5 miles away, charge would be about 575.00 figuring 14 yards( I always adjust high )Installed...Chuck

AuburnGuy
05-19-2004, 09:05 AM
You are right. it is 13 yards. i was in a hurry yesterday.

economiclawncare
05-19-2004, 08:20 PM
60 yard how much are yall paying for brown mulch it is like 30 here including delivery then i charge 40 on top of that so i figure 70 a yard if beds are cleaned how many yards to yall put down in an hour per man

EagleLandscape
05-20-2004, 01:11 AM
77.5 cu ft is you're covering one inch, or 155 cu ft if you're covering 2 inches deep. 17 yards is covering 2 inches deep.