standard height for mulch/bed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by gosselin142258, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    I have one of my first mulch jobs EVER!!!! i'm wondering what height to spread the mulch at. It's a very basic job i'm so used to j. cutting and trimming lawns and such that I dont do mulch. I had originally hoped to j. do that but people are asking and i need the $ i'm legit now soo.
     
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    About 2 1/2" if you use fine mulch, another " if you use the course stuff. The fine is more expensive, but actually cheaper because you use less of it. It also decomposes faster, which is better.

    If it's colored or dyed mulch, get a brand that has a color fade garantee. The cheap stuff will turn gray before the winter sets in. You can also go with natural mulches, like cedar.
     
  3. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    the funny part is this customer wants the very cheapest stuff. it's for a 3 unit condo model
     
  4. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    upsell talk her into NOT using the red crap.. good luck
     
  5. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    customer decied on black. and "will pay whatever i want, aslong as I get it done by march 31." exact words. that's some trust
     

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