please help w/ a mulch estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gutpiles, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Better charge for 6 hours of work.
     
  2. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's your formula for figuring the yards?
     
  3. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If they are paying for the mulch and delivery themselves, I would say $35 a yard to install. That comes out to be $560 for 16 yds (1700 sq ft at 3" depth).
     
  4. grntmbfisher

    grntmbfisher LawnSite Member
    from NH
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    Don't forget to factor in time for cleaning the beds up and edging. That will probably take longer than spreading bagged mulch if you say they are bad.

    Soil, Mulch Formula

    Length (Ft) X Width (Ft) X Depth (Fraction of a foot)= answer/27(Cu. Ft./ Yard)

    The fraction of a foot: 12" = 1, 6" = .5, 3" = .25, 1.5" = .125

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks alot. It does.
     
  6. McVey Landscaping

    McVey Landscaping LawnSite Member
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  7. grntmbfisher

    grntmbfisher LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 61

    Glad to help.

    Yeah, 3" is the usual depth to install mulch. If the existing mulch is in good condition of gone 2" deep.
     

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