Bulk or Bag

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by markmarcywhite, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. markmarcywhite

    markmarcywhite LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering other opinions. I am going from hardwood bulk to shreaded pine bark
     
  2. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why????????????????????
     
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use pine, i always buy bulk, 1/2 the price.
     
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I always get bulk, because you don't have to deal with the hassle of opening numerous bags, and like punt said, it's usually way cheaper.
     
  5. markmarcywhite

    markmarcywhite LawnSite Member
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    Bulk requires a purchase of 80 yds to get it cheap. Also u have to have a paved surface to not waste and with hardwood one custoer wants brown and the next wants black which does not stay looking good that Long. The pine mulch looks good for months and is not finely ground so weeds are less likely to take over. Pine cost me $28 yd retail ( 1 yd = 150-200sf), Hardwood cost $25 yd ( 1yd = 100-150SF)
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    What - you can't get shredded pine in bulk? :)
    Sometimes bags are more convenient and easier to use. At those times use bags.
     
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I get double ground pine for $18 yard
     

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