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Old 03-16-2008, 11:48 AM
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Better charge for 6 hours of work.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:07 PM
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What's your formula for figuring the yards?
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:02 PM
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If they are paying for the mulch and delivery themselves, I would say $35 a yard to install. That comes out to be $560 for 16 yds (1700 sq ft at 3" depth).
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:00 PM
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Don't forget to factor in time for cleaning the beds up and edging. That will probably take longer than spreading bagged mulch if you say they are bad.

Soil, Mulch Formula

Length (Ft) X Width (Ft) X Depth (Fraction of a foot)= answer/27(Cu. Ft./ Yard)

The fraction of a foot: 12" = 1, 6" = .5, 3" = .25, 1.5" = .125

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Old 03-16-2008, 11:03 PM
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Thanks alot. It does.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:50 PM
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[QUOTE=grntmbfisher;2213535]Don't forget to factor in time for cleaning the beds up and edging. That will probably take longer than spreading bagged mulch if you say they are bad.

Soil, Mulch Formula

Length (Ft) X Width (Ft) X Depth (Fraction of a foot)= answer/27(Cu. Ft./ Yard)




The fraction of a foot: 12" = 1, 6" = .5, 3" = .25, 1.5" = .125

Thanks this helps me two, I thought it was just like figuring cement. Just got a huge mulch job, gave her price already to clean out beds, going to price the mulch after measuring 2morrow.

Should go at least 3 inches deep correct.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:45 PM
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Glad to help.

Yeah, 3" is the usual depth to install mulch. If the existing mulch is in good condition of gone 2" deep.
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