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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Husky, Jun 23, 2004.
Where do you get it,,how much,,what kind..
and bagged or loose stuff (which do you like better)?
I usually just get it at Home Depot or Lowes. I mainly put down shredded cypress and occasionaly pine bark nuggets. I buy it on a per job basis. I prefer to spread bagged mulch. In my opinion it is a lot faster. I spent many years spreading bulk mulch in MI before moving south.
Don't use bagged,too expensive.
Only buy bulk.
I buy mine on red bug rd. $2.25 for 3cf bag a pallet is 5 yds so I can carry a lot more bagged and spread faster than bulk over 10 yds I sub a blower truck
bag is easier and faster, ( less physical for an old man like me) I make a little les per job, but more per hour using bags!!!!!
I work out a deal with local hardware store, bag cost $6.00 more per yard, pickup only 10-15 min from my jobs!
Bulk is usually gonna be your best bet, but then again it depends on the location and time of when your going to put it down. Bag can be in some instances easier to spread. A 3cf bag round here goes for 3.99 colored 3.50 for reg. cedar. You get a discount if you buy a whole pallet....some 60-65 bags. 9 bags = 1 yd. so that would be something like 7 yards.
buying hardwood mulch at local hardware store for 2.59 for 3 cu. ft., or @ 6.00 more than bulk
Good Cypress mulch in bags is less expensive from Home Cheapo than bulk in my area.
Bulk for us.
Find a landscape suppy company and setup a commercial account. They should have a discounted price for you. We pay ~$17 / cubic yard for double ground hardwood mulch. And I know you can get it cheaper than that other places. You will also get a lot more quantity in bulk (we do anyways) because the loader usually heaps the 1 cy bucket to about 1.5.
I also prefer to spread bulk. Just dump it into wheelbarrows and pitchfork it out. Much easier IMO than having to open and dispose of bags. Heck, a pitchfork can unload the equivalent of a bag in seconds But whatever floats your boat.