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Old 01-30-2004, 02:30 PM
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It's great you guys are trying to help, but why am I getting the feeling that this is a troll?

"How many square feet are in a cubic foot?" C'mon, give me a break! It's simple math! If he can't figure how many bags he needs, how does he know he needs 4.5 yards?

I'm smelling troll, but that's just me....


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Old 01-30-2004, 03:20 PM
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Smell troll all you want D Felix. I know how many yards I need because I used a mulch calc. online. It told how many yards but not bags. So you must be smelling something eles like maybe yourself, but hey THATS JUST ME...
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:56 PM
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After spreading plenty of bulk mulch while living in Michigan, I was suprised to see that practically everyone uses bagged mulch down here in Florida. I have to say that I find it much easier and faster to spread. I can hual at least a yard in a regular two wheeled wheelbarrow, which takes about a minute to load. There seems to be a lot more plants per square feet in the typical landscape down here which can make bulk mulch a little tougher to spread. If it were possible to simply dump a load of bulk mulch from the wheelbarrow then I would agree it may be quicker. I can easily spread 50 or so bags in under two hours. I can also hual over 5 yards in a standard pickup without any racks. That of course is when I buy a whole pallet. They just slide 'er right on in.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:27 PM
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I can hual at least a yard in a regular two wheeled wheelbarrow, which takes about a minute to load.....I can easily spread 50 or so bags in under two hours. I can also hual over 5 yards in a standard pickup without any racks. That of course is when I buy a whole pallet. They just slide 'er right on in.
Man if you can get five yards of mulch (with the plastic bags and pallet) in the bed of your truck, I'd like to see the size of your truck.

We can barely fit 6 cu. yds. of bulk mulch on one of our 16 ft. by 6 ft. trailers. Maybe it's just the supplier we go through.

Our mulch cost us anywhere from $12 to $22 (depending on the type of mulch / Hardwood, midnight, playsoft, pine fines, pine mulch, colored mulch or compost). The only mulch we get in bags is Cypress Mulch.

I would really look into getting bulk mulch. You will get more bang for your buck. And if you do buy in bulk, pick one or two suppliers and stick with them.

HERE'S A HINT.....TIP THE GUY LOADING $5 AND SEE WHAT YA GET.
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:19 AM
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We can barely fit 6 cu. yds. of bulk mulch on one of our 16 ft. by 6 ft. trailers. Maybe it's just the supplier we go through.

Do you have sides on that trailer. I have 2 ft sides on mine and can haul about 12 yds at a time. 6.5'x16'
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Old 01-31-2004, 03:09 AM
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"Man if you can get five yards of mulch (with the plastic bags and pallet) in the bed of your truck, I'd like to see the size of your truck. "

It is a little tall so I throw the top four or so layers down. I'm sure bulk is cheaper, but not much. I pay $1.49 for a 2 cu. yd bag. I think the bag mulch spreads so much faster as well. This of course is my opinion, because I haven't spread bulk in about 5 years. Hauled 10 yards on my 14' x6', but I put a couple of sheets of plywood down the sides. Comes out to a little over $20 bucks.
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:58 AM
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Johnathon,
Hmm, let me guess, you probably get your mulch from Dennis!
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Old 01-31-2004, 11:04 AM
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Ummmmm......how'd you know Jason.

We have 2 ft. sides on the trailer, but when we get a yard of mulch its ALOT of mulch.....like I said it's probably the supplier we go through. Right Jason?
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:04 PM
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When I started out, I had my loader over there and got all my mulch from that location and their location in Nashville. I watched him load the landscaper's trucks - he usually gives out a little more than expected. Dennis will take care of you as long as you talk to him while you're there.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:11 PM
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great mulch calculator

http://www.gardengem.com/content/cal...lch_calc.html#

Great site gives cubic feet, cubic yard, number of bags for 2cf and 3cf etc.
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