Mulch price?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by B&D Lawn Care, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I measured out a job this morning and am kinda stumped on the price to charge. Can I get some help please?What I have is 2 icecream shops here are the meas. by bed in feet...

    1st shop
    27x25
    23x11
    5x43
    31x5
    5x20
    22x16
    5x90
    16x22
    20x10
    15x11

    2nd shop
    21x3
    11x104
    16x12
    44x22
    21x14
    20x5
    29x8
    20x5
    23x16


    I know this looks like a lot but I took them this morning w/ my trusty measuring wheel.:)
     
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    Ok here goes as I figure it,
    Shop 1,
    added up separately but totaled in the end, figuring 2 " deep is 490 Cu.ft. which is about 18 cu. yrds. Go with at least 20 to 25 to be sure you have enough.

    now Shop 2
    580 cu ft at 2 in deep or 21.6 cu yrds. go with 25 or 26 to be sure you have enough.
    figure your cost of product and how much labor to get your prices.
    it would really be nice and you probably would get more responses if you at least figure the total square footage yourself. also if you take a look at the stickies at the top of this forum you will see a sticky about mulch calculation and you could have done this yourself.

    hope this helps, you didn't say what depth you were going to spread it at.
     
  3. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did firgure it myself, I just wanted to see if I was off. I actually got 30 yds total myself. I went to mulch.com and couldn't really come up w/ an exact estimate. Instead of entering figures in I went bed by bed, totalled the sums and divided by 324. Thats how I came up w/ 30 yds.

    Oh yeah thats a 3" thickness.
     
  4. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's how I always fig. mulch.LxWxT/324
     
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    where do you get dividing by .324, take LXWXT divide by 27 to get cubic yrds.
     
  6. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not.324 just 324.Example:20'x10'x3"/324=1.85 cu.yds.I think the 324 converts the mixed figures('AND") to cu.yds.It is easier to me than trying to fig. the thickness in decimals.You get the same amount.20x10x.25/27=1.85
     
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    I never did claim to be brilliant at Math, formulas are not my strong point, thank god for calculators and cheater guides.
     
  8. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Me either.I almost flunked algebra.
     
  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    LxW/.25 or 3 inches
     
  10. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    Ain't that what I said?
    :)
     

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