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Old 04-15-2005, 01:37 PM
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estimating mulch job

How do I price a mulch job? I've seen anyware from $45-$75 a yard installed. How do you determine how many yards you will need for a minimum of a 2 inch base? Do you mesure the square ft of a bed? Or is there another way to figure it?
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:45 PM
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1 yd of mulch will cover 100 sqft 1" deep. Sqft devided by 100 for 1" or times 2 for 2". I pay $18 a yd and charge $70 for install and I charge extra for cleaning out the old and dumping.
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:57 PM
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Thanks Alot.
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:12 PM
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:12 PM
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In the one of the landscape forums there is a sticky about calculating mulch volume. Here I charge $75.00 a yard installed.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:53 PM
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1 yd of mulch will cover 100 sqft 1" deep. Sqft devided by 100 for 1" or times 2 for 2". I pay $18 a yd and charge $70 for install and I charge extra for cleaning out the old and dumping.
1 yards covers 100 sqft 3'' deep not 1''.
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:11 PM
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poop.... you are right about the 3". I have been working on taxes all day...
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take your total sq. footage and multiply by .25 for 3", .16 for 2", and .8 for 1"......then divide by 27 for cubic yards.

I charge $50 per yard and can do 2-3 yards per hour......without killing myself.

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What about 4" deep?
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:23 PM
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well since 4" is 1/3 of a foot, multiply by .33

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