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Mulch estimating

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fairways, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Do most of you estimate a job at 2 or 3 inches?
  2. DamicosLandscaping

    DamicosLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    i always bid it for 2in
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    It depends on wether there is already a decent amount in place. If there is, I bid at 1 1/2". If there is none at all, I bid at 3".
  4. littlenic

    littlenic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I bid 4, I wounder if thats why I'm getting strange looks?
  5. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Putting 4" of mulch over an already established base, can do more harm than good. I usually bid 1 1/2" on established beds. This way I can put at least an inch all over and have plenty for low spots.

    The best thing to do is see how much of a base there is. Then apply whatever amount is needed to keep it at 3"-4".
  6. sheshovel2

    sheshovel2 LawnSite Member
    from 7
    Posts: 8

    There is no set rule ,I decide by the job,depending on conditions.But it's a waste of my time and the customers $ for me to apply just 1" or 1&1/2" of mulch as far as I am concerned.If your gonna do a mulch job DO IT.
  7. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    So, do you not add mulch to your customers beds each year to give them that nice fresh look?

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