Let's have a discussion about mulch/pinestraw installations

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by exmarkking, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    See it may not work for you in your area. I can get what ever color you want and cypress and hardwood all for 2.85 a bag. But in Georgia, we have tons of pine trees and hardwoods so maybe that why its cheaper here
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  2. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
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    True. It definitely varies by area.

    How much can you buy bulk for in your area?
     
  3. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't hold me to it but I think it's around 26-28 dollars a cubicyard
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  4. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's about right.
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i just wanted to add most times when you buy bailed pine straw it comes in squares.

    this one place where i live they sale it in a rolled up bail. that kind is the best. you just set it down and roll it out and it's the proper thickness as you roll it out. it really speeds things up and makes the job easy. if you can find that anywhere that is definately the way to go.
     
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny thing this year is my phone is not ringing off the hook for one time jobs, first year that hasent happened which is actually good because I have more than I can handle already.
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just to repeat myself.

    13.5 2 cuft bags to a yard.
    9 3 cuft bags to a yard.
     
  8. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Never seen the rolls of pinestraw...that's funny.
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  9. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We charge $2.50 to $3.00 over our cost per pale of pine straw to install based on the size of the job.
     
  10. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We sub the straw out. We pay the company 4.00 a bail installed and we charge the customer 6.50 a bail installed. We don't have the man power or time to install straw so it's just easier to sub it out
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