Need Help on Quoting a rather large mulch job. Any suggestion... Pics included

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CELawnsolutions, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    I am just guessing but it looks to be around 1600sq ft. so about 9-10 yards( assuming 2" deep)

    here are a few pics.

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  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    Also keep in mind that I am also working on trying to get the mow,trim and fert job for the year too.

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  4. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    So Grandview, mulch in my area is about $35/yrd. Would you still charge $80/yard?
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Can you get a better bulk rate? In my area the double ground mulch I get is 21.00 a yd. Or is it black? Are you humping it from the street? From the pixs looks like under 4 hrs + I charge for 1 hr drive/pickup mulch time for one trip. Try not to assume that they will sign on for the other stuff.
     
  6. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    No I should be have pretty good access from the driveway. However for 9 yards I may have to make two trips to the nursery. I will have to check with them to see if I can get a better rate if I buy 9 yards at one time.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to measure the beds to see if I have calculated correctly?
     
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just try and square them off and measure LxW and a little eyeballing. After you do a few you don't even have to measure you'll just know. Also if you buy bulk you never get the same amount each time you go,that's why I try and line a few up and work out of my dump trailer.
     
  8. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    I have a 6X10 Trailer that I will use. I will probably use my wheel barrel and my eXmark with a pull behind dump trailer.
     
  9. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Go for it. Don't forget the pictures and time yourself.:weightlifter:
     
  10. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
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    are you talking about before and after pictures?
     

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