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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by wooley99, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Can anyone give me an idea how many SQ FT of bed a bale of pine straw will cover to 3" once it's pulled and spread?

    Thanks,
     
  2. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    I've always been told/heard that it was 100 sq/ft per bale. I have found though that it depends greatly on many factors 1) How well the bale is packed, 2) Is it good straw, 3) long needle, short needle, 4) Whats in the bed now?

    I mainly eyeball them and buy a few extra. If it is a new cover (meaning no straw there now), I figure 75-80 sq/ft. If it already has old straw I figure 100 sq/ft. Much of the straw that I have gotten this year has not been the best in the world.
     
  3. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    The local muclh company here says that 3 bales of straw will cover the same as 1 yard of mulch. That is 80sf per yard so 3 bales is 80sf. I have used this measurement tool several times and it has always worked out for me.....
     
  4. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    This sounds about right.
     

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