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Old 02-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Roofing.....this is lawnsite....just pushing your buttons
Its fine i like to be well rounded. And they aren't my jobs i work with s buddy its some nice extra cash especially during drought times. I have to say though if I was not in landscape business it would be roofing cause in my area the price of a roof just keeps climbing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:27 PM
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Its fine i like to be well rounded. And they aren't my jobs i work with s buddy its some nice extra cash especially during drought times. I have to say though if I was not in landscape business it would be roofing cause in my area the price of a roof just keeps climbing.
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Sure can't say that for lanscaping
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:46 PM
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Sure can't say that for lanscaping
Yea they all do the same thing. "Make money" 😄😄😄
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:23 PM
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Your both right but in my area just lot more profit margin with roofingit but there are just as many hacks. Half the ones i did wouldn't need done if did right to begin with. And krazy did you use bagged mulch for that mulch job?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:05 PM
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Krayz how would you figure out the cubic feet for a flowerbed when 1 bed starts at 8ft to 5ft to 8ft and back to 5ft for the width and 28ft in length. And the other one starts at 8ft to 5ft to 4ft in width and the length is 40ft mulch at 3"
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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Krayz how would you figure out the cubic feet for a flowerbed when 1 bed starts at 8ft to 5ft to 8ft and back to 5ft for the width and 28ft in length. And the other one starts at 8ft to 5ft to 4ft in width and the length is 40ft mulch at 3"
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I usually just pick a nice middle number say use 6' for width x length. 40' + 28' = 68'x6'= 408 x .33 = 134cuft. 134\27 = 4.9 cuyds.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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So what I did is use 3" of mulch at .25
So 68'x6'=408 x .25 = 102cuft. 102\27=3.7 cubic yards. Which is 51 bags right?
I also have another flowerbed which is 27'x6'=162cuft. x .25= 40.5cuft 40.5\27= 1.5 which is 20 bags right?

So do these formula make sense to you?

Krayz, even you didn't see the flowerbeds what would you charge the customers for a clean-up job. Take in consideration the amount of mulch I'm using and the size of the beds. 3 flowerbeds total, no trimming, re-edging. I would say it's about an 8-10 hour job with 2 guys.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
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So what I did is use 3" of mulch at .25
So 68'x6'=408 x .25 = 102cuft. 102\27=3.7 cubic yards. Which is 51 bags right?
I also have another flowerbed which is 27'x6'=162cuft. x .25= 40.5cuft 40.5\27= 1.5 which is 20 bags right?

So do these formula make sense to you?
Yes 1.5 yards is correct. 1.5 yards=40.5 cubic feet. So how many bags you need depends on how many cubic ft the bags hold. The bags around here are 3 cubic ft. So 40.5/3=13.5 bags. I posted this on the other thread you were asking about. Why don't you read it.



You gotta remember to convert your inches (depth) to feet or the math will be all wrong.

Inches to feet conversions:
1"divided by 12"= .08
2"= .17
3"= .25
4" = .33

Always remember to do LengthxWidthxDepth to find your cubic feet. As stated above, there are 27 cubic feet in a yard so...take your cubic feet and divide it by 27 to get your cubic yards needed. It's really quite simple once you get the hang of it.

1 cubic yard will cover:
324 sq. ft at 1" depth
162 at 2"
108 at 3"
81 sq ft. At 4"

Once you remember those numbers you can estimate faster and without a calculator.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:53 PM
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Yes 1.5 yards is correct. 1.5 yards=40.5 cubic feet. So how many bags you need depends on how many cubic ft the bags hold. The bags around here are 3 cubic ft. So 40.5/3=13.5 bags. I posted this on the other thread you were asking about. Why don't you read it.



You gotta remember to convert your inches (depth) to feet or the math will be all wrong.

Inches to feet conversions:
1"divided by 12"= .08
2"= .17
3"= .25
4" = .33

Always remember to do LengthxWidthxDepth to find your cubic feet. As stated above, there are 27 cubic feet in a yard so...take your cubic feet and divide it by 27 to get your cubic yards needed. It's really quite simple once you get the hang of it.

1 cubic yard will cover:
324 sq. ft at 1" depth
162 at 2"
108 at 3"
81 sq ft. At 4"

Once you remember those numbers you can estimate faster and without a calculator.
Yea I did read it earlier, I wanted to make sure I was right. The bags around here is normally 2 cubic ft. So base on the formula use provided is it based off of 2 cubic ft bags or 3 cubic ft bags?

My mulch app doesn't tell me that.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:15 PM
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I usually just pick a nice middle number say use 6' for width x length. 40' + 28' = 68'x6'= 408 x .33 = 134cuft. 134\27 = 4.9 cuyds.
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Krayz, what would you charge base off my measurement from the post earlier? It's a 8-10 hour job with 2 guys.
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1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
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