Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2002, 05:49 PM
MSYardman MSYardman is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: MS & LA
Posts: 62
Where do you buy Mulch?

I'm just wondering where everyone buys mulch. We use a little pine straw, but the majority of work is cypress mulch.

Currently, we are bouncing all over the place buying a little here and a little there. We're paying about $1.87 for a 2 cubic foot bag.

This is something we've overlooked and now we are ready to do it right.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-27-2002, 08:32 PM
drobson's Avatar
drobson drobson is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Woburn, MA
Posts: 237
I don't know about Florida, but up here in Northern MA we use mostly cedar or hemlock mulch. I buy it by the yard, usually picking it up at the place they make the mulch myself. We pay around $25/yd for cedar and $29/yd for hemlock... There are recycled economy mulches available for around $15/yd if people don't care what it look like and only care that it's doing it's job. If I buy more than 5 yards they will deliver it for free... works out pretty good for me... If I had to buy my mulch by the bag I would go broke, and would never be able to sell any jobs at the price I would need to charge to make any money...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2002, 08:46 PM
mdb landscaping's Avatar
mdb landscaping mdb landscaping is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posts: 2,205
i too buy it by the yard up here. I have the choice of cedar, red cedar, pine or spruce. i like the spruce because it holds the color the longest. For spruce, i buy it at $26 a yard wholesale($32/yd for everyone else). Its a good deal, because i make the money on what i charge to put it down, and make another $7 a yard for buying from the guy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2002, 08:51 PM
AL Inc AL Inc is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,225
27 cubic feet in a yard, that is 13.5 bags @ $1.87, works out to $25.25 per yard. Really not much more expensive. We mostly buy mulch by the yard, but sometimes I will buy bags if we need small amounts or there is no access with wheelbarrows. Mike
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-27-2002, 09:28 PM
greenman greenman is offline
LawnSite Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 1,405
I get mine from a nursery. Pine or hardwood by the yard-$14-16. Cypress has to be by the bag (3cu.ft=9 bags is 1 yd.) or pallet. It can be delivered.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2002, 08:20 AM
MJ LANDSCAPING MJ LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
Posts: 40
I dont know about Florida, but in New Jersey we get all types of mulch like dyed black, red cedar, triple shreded hardwood, playground mulch (cedar & fiber). We have such a demand for it that the supply yards carry everykind. It usually runs around anywhere from $8.00 a yard to $28.00 a yard. The going rate to install it is $60.-$70. a yard.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2002, 10:15 AM
fivejcb fivejcb is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: South East Michigan ( Romeo)
Posts: 15
I buy it from what ever place has the best price, normally around $21 yard for cedar $24 nviro red, brown, black, gold. Mulch is big in Michigan and I'll take every mulch job I can get. I get from $80 to $100 per yard to deliver & install, I've sold 17 yards just this week.

I love the smell of mulch it smells like money.
__________________
Jay B.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-29-2002, 09:32 PM
kris kris is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: nowhere
Posts: 1,833
We buy it 100 cubic yards at a time .... shredded cedar from British Columbia. Around 12 per delivered.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-29-2002, 09:58 PM
dlandscaping dlandscaping is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: mass
Posts: 836
Drobson,
I'm another member from MA.
Here we have red cedar, pine and hemlock. Hemlock is the most popular and pine is the cheapest. It varies from $24-35 a yard depending where you go. At the large agway's I was getting two yards of hemlock for $51 and change tax included. I bought 6 yards in a few hours and they said hey you a scaper, "yup" well you get a discount. Worked out nice since it was 5 min from job location. That was my largest installation job at $500+.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-30-2002, 10:57 PM
dforbes dforbes is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boonville MO 65233
Posts: 195
We are lucky we are able to by mulch by the tractor trailer load in bulk not baged. If you are able to buy a large quanity at a time I would look on the bags where you are getting it. Most of these companys have there name and addreses on the bags and sell wholesale to people in the business. While you may not be able to get as good a price as what they are giving the store your buying it from, you should be able to save 20 - 30 percent. Many stores in our area know this and will give a discount if you agree to buy quanities from them. In order to make this work you have to buy high quanities at a time.
Dennis
__________________
Rain Dance Irrigation&Landscape
24550 Highway 98
Boonville MO 65233
Dennis E. Forbes
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Page generated in 0.09843 seconds with 7 queries