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Old 07-01-2012, 08:03 PM
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removing a large area or mulch

i have a customer who unfortunately got ripped off. he is the head of the hmo and he paid a landscaper to mulch an area aprox 80sq feet around the entrance sign with a grey mulch but what he got was 4 inches of shredded bark! and he placed it on top of two inches of old mulch. now i need to try to figure how to remove all the bark and mulch with minimal damage to the existing trees bushes and flowers. any ideas? thanks
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:31 PM
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blower, shovel, or rake, etc. 80 sq ft isnt much at all so shouldnt take long
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:38 PM
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true but 6-8 inches deep is a lot of labor can i rent equipment to remove that much quicker?
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:53 PM
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Pine bark is a common mulch. How did he get ripped off? The landscaper probably thought he provided the exact service he was contracted to provide.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:17 PM
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well he asked for grey colored mulch and got blond colored shredded trees
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:24 PM
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Isn't all mulch made from shredded trees of some sort? I must be missing something.

Look at this picture. Pardon the dog... I just did a quick search online. This is gray mulch (made from pine bark). Is this not what the customer got? If it is, this is a good mulch!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:28 PM
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Isn't all mulch made from shredded trees of some sort? I must be missing something.

Look at this picture. Pardon the dog... I just did a quick search online. This is gray mulch (made from pine bark). Is this not what the customer got? If it is, this is a good mulch!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:34 PM
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The mulch that was put down is not typical landscaping much it it is up to 6 inches in length and up to 1/2 thick it looks just like it came out of a tree service shredder. What was expected was a smaller finer grey colored mulch. The question I'm asking is not what much is made of but how to remove this amount of much without doing it all with a shovel. I'm thinking about using a dingo .
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:39 PM
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80sq ft I would have done it with a rake pitch fork and been done with it in less than 30 minutes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:42 PM
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I'll measure it tomorrow it must be bigger than 80
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