Mulching, can I save money by buying in bulk?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Stafford Landscaping, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Stafford Landscaping

    Stafford Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I am a new member. I do landscape and lawn care work. I have an opportunity to buy a tractor-trailor load of mulch, double ground. A tractor-trailor load would be about 60-80 yards for $400.00 delivered to my yard. Do any of you guys think that this is a good deal. Any help would be appreciated.

    PS Once the mulch is on my yard, I can load it with a bobcat or a tractor. So loading it is not a problem.
     
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is this cyprus mulch? Can you use it all before it turns grey? The price is VERY good, you are getting it for 5-7$/yard.
     
  3. Stafford Landscaping

    Stafford Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    No, it's not cypress mulch, it is hardwood. I can already use two loads of it on my contract, so I think I should be able to use it before it turns grey. At the local mulch yard where I usually buy my materials, I am paying about $14.00 per yard now.
     
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    I think you answered your own question.

    kc
     
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not to mention the additional savings of not sending someone to yard to pick up materials.
     
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah if you can use it, it sounds like a heck of a deal.
     
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    sounds like a good deal to me, last year I paid $15 a yard delivered.
     

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