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Old 04-13-2014, 10:18 PM
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Ok thanks for you feedback.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:40 PM
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You're going to layer it with two different mulches? It's going to cost you more in labor than you'll save.

Bags are great because they save time, and easier clean up. I don't have a dump truck, so on big mulch jobs the easy unload of bags makes a huge difference. Also no time spent shoveling it into wheelbarrows.

But using Scott's hd stuff is a bad idea for such a big job, that's obviously going to pay big money. I've used it for the cheapo customers (that I'm phasing out or waiting for their homes to sell) that want their house nice for viewing.

Did one last week withit, real inconsistent and overall garbage.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:21 PM
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Just like others have stated, its not the nicest. Color fades within a couple months. We still spread about 75 pallets a year of the stuff. Some properties are so big that they dont have the budget to spread quality mulch. We will spread nice mulch in the front of the property and along the leasing path and the rest of the site will have Scotts.
Has anyone used the 'Naturescapes' bagged mulch?
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:31 AM
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Just like others have stated, its not the nicest. Color fades within a couple months. We still spread about 75 pallets a year of the stuff. Some properties are so big that they dont have the budget to spread quality mulch. We will spread nice mulch in the front of the property and along the leasing path and the rest of the site will have Scotts.
Has anyone used the 'Naturescapes' bagged mulch?
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Yeah that's like a cross between paper machete and pine straw

I pay in the 10s for a high quality double shred how much do you guys pay?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:10 AM
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Yeah that's like a cross between paper machete and pine straw

I pay in the 10s for a high quality double shred how much do you guys pay?
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I wish i could get mulch that cheap. Prices are so over inflated here, dyed hardwood goes for $30-37 a yard. I could get it cheaper from a local manufacturer, but I have nowhere to store it.

This is why I switched to bags this year, 40 for dyed hardwood, 47 for cedar (cedar is $45 bulk). I can store and resell leftovers, I can spread way faster and make up the extra product cost in saved labor.

I only buy mulch straight from a manufacturer though, the suppliers are just insane with prices
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:41 AM
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We have it trucked in semi at a time from 3 hours awAy
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:47 AM
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We have it trucked in semi at a time from 3 hours awAy
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Would do it, but no where to store it and nothing to load it with. It's hands down the smartest way to operate if you have the resources to do it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:05 PM
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It is absolutely terrible. It is not shredded and the color sucks. It is more or less chips. You want double or triple shredded black mulch. I get 2 cubic foot bags for smaller jobs for $3.28 a bag at grey goose farms in montgomery county off of 108. Super nice finely shredded and dark black. There bulk mulch is very nice also.
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