So I was talking to my mulch/pine straw supplier the other day and he was telling me how his boss' landscape company bid on a local city's landscape contract for the year, he didn't get the bid. He then went on to tell me how his relative works for the city and is in control of overseeing the bids. He said "you want to know how much Trugreen bid for 900 yards of the brown designer mulch? (which is $28/yard contractor price everywhere) I said how much? $34/yard installed.... I couldn't believe what I heard. And he looked at me and said "yeah I know" $6 profit/yard for 900 yards!!!!! How on earth do they do that?? And of course who do you see mowing the right-of-ways these days? Trugreen. He also said Trugreen called him the other day asking about that much mulch... I've ordered as much as 30 yards at a time and even then I maybe got $20 off the entire price. Even with a bulk discount that would at best put them at $40/yard I would think? More power to em.