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Old 06-23-2015, 05:24 PM
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How do you price mulching jobs?

I have a mulching job that is 468 sq. ft. I quoted $550 for it and this includes trimming the holly bushes. Does that sound about right? (4 bushes)
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:24 PM
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sounds like a ripoff to me
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:26 PM
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Yup. Edging? Weeding? You might be a bit high. That's basically 10x47 area which is tiny.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:30 PM
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:32 PM
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I have a mulching job that is 468 sq. ft. I quoted $550 for it and this includes trimming the holly bushes. Does that sound about right? (4 bushes)
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The square footage tells me I would need about three yards of bark.

How big are the holly bushes or how long will each take to shear and then cleanup the clippings?

Any weeding or prep work before the bark goes down?
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:59 AM
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The square footage tells me I would need about three yards of bark.

How big are the holly bushes or how long will each take to shear and then cleanup the clippings?

Any weeding or prep work before the bark goes down?
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Yes should've added that I have to pull weeds which make up about 90% of the beds currently.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:00 AM
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Yup. Edging? Weeding? You might be a bit high. That's basically 10x47 area which is tiny.
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I have to pull all weeds. Also, I have to take out existing fabric and put down new weed fabric.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:12 AM
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you didnt mention you had to pull weeds...some weeds come right out, others are time consuming.
i wouldnt put more fabric down, its a waste and wont be effective under mulch (as you can see)

i would be at $300 for the 3 yards of mulch, plus $35 for additional hours spent edging, weeding and trimming. add a small disposal fee for holly clippings

other factors to consider would be how far away from the trailer of mulch is the flower bed, what kind of soil is there (clay is harder to pull weeds from)
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:30 AM
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Why would you install new fabric obviously the old fabric didn't do its job. Remove the old fabric spray and apply pre emergent to the beds.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:39 AM
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Huh? Weed block works well at blocking weeds and is worth the added expense to install.
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