Mulch2

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olabob, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. olabob

    olabob LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 25

    How many cubic feet are in a yard. I have to buy by the bag and everyone charges by the yard so i was just curious...
     
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    27 cubic feet in 1 cubic yard
     
  3. olabob

    olabob LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 25

    Thanks LONESTAR... When people charge $45 per yard that is the labor charge to put down the mulch right?? Is that a reasonable price?
     
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im not sure that is just the labor charge or not. Depends on the company. So I can not answer if that is reasonable or not.
     
  5. kerr lawn

    kerr lawn LawnSite Member
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    $75yd depending on clean-up and edging
    i pay 14.50 yd and i buy it from the same guy that i buy my equiment from
    works out well
     
  6. big james

    big james Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 152

    That's a reasonable price in Texas for labor ,I have included the mulch and made a little less than that to get the job ,just worked a little slower ,comprende?:cool:
     
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Working slower does not compensate for underestimating. In fact in is eating into your profits more.

    We charge $25 per cubic yard to install (all labor). That does not include any bed prep or anything else.
     
  8. big james

    big james Banned
    from texas
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    When it comes down to getting the work or sitting at the house ,I would rather work a little cheaper and make a little something as opposed to nothing ,It's a free country ,charge whatever suits you! There is no snow to plow around here in the winter and this is a small town so it gets slow ,and I do mean Slow and I still got to eat and pay bills :)I have never gouged a client yet and me and my helper don't drag our feet ,Don't try to tell me you work at the same speed all the time ,what are you a robot! I been to san antonio and when it's july and 105 degrees at 80% relative humidity you are moving slow and don't even try to say your not !:D ;)
     
  9. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    http://www.atstecks.com/mulch.htm

    nice Mulch Calculator ...about 14 bags mulch to 1 yard ... we charge $1.75 per bag to install .... prep is extra

    we like bag mulch .... easier to spread (compared to wheel barrel n pitch fork) store & transport
     
  10. big james

    big james Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 152

    that's right ,2 cubic feet per bag at wally world 14 bags is just slightly over 1 cubic yard ,and Ilike it in the bag too! :D
     

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