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Old 03-28-2004, 05:51 PM
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First Big Mulch Install

I gave a customer a bid for 20 yards of mulch. I will be picking up, delivering, and installing it all myself. Maybe with a helper... I quoted her a total price of $1200. Does this sound close to what you guys charge? It is my first large mulch install, usually I only do a few yards at a time. What do you think? The mulch is $25-27 a yard. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:58 PM
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Wish I could get 60/yd for mulch. Just finished an 1100 sg/yd job...that would be a nice chunk of change!
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:56 PM
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I would be around 1200-1500 depending on how far you have to haul the mulch from the truck.
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Old 03-28-2004, 07:19 PM
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Why didn't you have it delivered?
What will you be hauling the mulch in?
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:05 PM
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i would charge more if i were you. ESPECIALLY with those ridiculous mulch prices. is it 24k gold plated mulch? for plain ole 15$ a yard mulch, we would charge more than 1500$. (and we would have the local yard deliver it for $20).
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:22 PM
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I may have the yard deliver it. My truck and trailer combined can haul about 6 yards. That leaves me with over 3 trips. I think having them deliver it would be a good time (and money) saver. How many yards can those huge dump trucks hold that they usually deliver the mulch in?
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:28 PM
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OK, new to the mulch, pine straw and other bed coverings, what is the best way to figure out how much it will take? Did a pine job the other day and only needed 13 bails and got 15, don't want to short change my self next time. Is mulch about the same in covering as pine starw? How far will a yard go in a bed and how thick?
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:36 PM
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find out how big the area is. if memory serves me, i belive it's length x width x height (thickness of mulch) then divide that by 27. I said I THINK that is the formula. Anyone know if that is accurate?
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L (in feet) x W(in feet) x .25 (for 3 inch deep mulch) ....then divide by 27....

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Old 03-28-2004, 10:57 PM
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so, i get the total sq. feet to cover and divide by 27 for the total amount needed for the job?

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