restaurants----mulch per year

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by kalyeah, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. kalyeah

    kalyeah LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    This is for people doing commercial properties such as restaurants, apartments, malls, etc. Do you just lay down mulch once a year at these properties? Or, do you come back with more mulch later in the year to freshen things up a little?
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Once a year. I haven't needed to, but there is a mulch die that can be used to freshen up things.
  3. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Once a season, always put down in the Spring.
  4. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    next one of my commercial accounts a restaurant/ hotel put in rubber mulch. no color fade for 5 yrs and no more laying new down each year.
  5. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    sounds like your missing out on 5 yrs. of good money.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    We charge per bag installed (either 2 or 3 cubic foot bags). We also spray "Roundup" before we apply new mulch. Some properties ask for new mulch every spring -- for some, it's whenever they call (maybe every 3 years - unless they do it themselves if they have extra man-power). We charge $2 per minute for spraying Roundup. There's no "cut & dry" formula here.

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