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Old 03-03-2004, 11:28 PM
Flipperneck Flipperneck is offline
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Originally posted by Del9175
After spreading plenty of bulk mulch while living in Michigan, I was suprised to see that practically everyone uses bagged mulch down here in Florida. I have to say that I find it much easier and faster to spread. I can hual at least a yard in a regular two wheeled wheelbarrow, which takes about a minute to load. There seems to be a lot more plants per square feet in the typical landscape down here which can make bulk mulch a little tougher to spread. If it were possible to simply dump a load of bulk mulch from the wheelbarrow then I would agree it may be quicker. I can easily spread 50 or so bags in under two hours. I can also hual over 5 yards in a standard pickup without any racks. That of course is when I buy a whole pallet. They just slide 'er right on in.

WOW....You can fit at least a yard in the wheelbarrow? With bulk it takes three and it weighs a decent amount triple an overloaded wheelbarrow mustn't be too light.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:32 AM
Suders Suders is offline
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Bags over Bulk

ok here is the answer I find to be the most productive to my company. For me buying bags is WAYYYYY better, not even close for 95% of my work and here is why. The cost of bags from a Home depot/lowes/landscape shop run about $2.25 ( don't start with the sales- that will only make my point stronger) Yes the price of bulk is much cheaper (2/3 cheaper most of the time) But here is the reason. I normally have a landscape crew of 4 or less people -sometime 2. The labor needed to put down a few yards of mulch is going to be double then a bag. You can lay down say 2 yards of mulch out of bags in minute compared to the set up you need for bulk. More people, wheel barrels ( buckets ) clean up the street when finished all takes time.
Dont get me wrong when you have more people there and it is a day job great go with bulk but I would rather save time go down the street pick up a pallet of mulch with 2 guys, knock it out in an hr and leave.
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