Pine Needle Quote Out of Control and need help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by CarolinaLawnCo, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. CarolinaLawnCo

    CarolinaLawnCo LawnSite Member
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    I have an area that is 2,200 ft by 17 ft. How many bails of long leaf pine needles do I need? I am used to doing mulch. This is a quote for an HOA and the development is surrounded by these huge road side ornamental beds along the permiter. Besides pine needling twice a year this would be a very easy account to maintain and would love to get it.
     
  2. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    623 .........less depending on amount of plant material involved
     
  3. bolc5150

    bolc5150 LawnSite Member
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    That is a spot on estimate....Just hope the wind is not blowing when you put it down..That could be disaster.;)
     
  4. Hook and Ladder

    Hook and Ladder LawnSite Member
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    Also make note of live oaks- they will drop some nice loads of leaves here in the coming months. They are a pain to keep out of that fresh straw.
     
  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the formula you guys used to determine that because I am in the same scenario..i do mulch...not needles normally. THanks
     
  6. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
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    2200x17=37,400 sq ft. 37,400 divided by 60sq ft (1 bail coverage)=623.
     
  7. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does that change depending on how thick you want your needles? or do you just add to the sf?
     
  8. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    yessir. 60 would be medium thick. BTW I would rather haul 40 bales home than need 40 more bales delivered.....slightly over estimate....jus sayin
     

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