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  1. Landscape Maintenance
    Hello everyone. I recently took on a mulch installation job that has a white concrete driveway. It appears to have been stained white recently, as it is bright in color. I didn't make it on time to tarp the area, and the mulch supplier poured it directly onto the driveway. The customer called...
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello, I have a church that has a playground that requires playground state certified mulch every year. The cost of playground mulch is significantly higher than regar mulch and I was wondering if I should charge the same as regular mulch or up charge it some. I charge $100 per yard of mulch...
  3. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    So I have a 2018 JD z920M with the OEM mulch kit. what I’ve found using it over the last 1.5 years is that where my grass is either longer, thicker, etc the mower will bog down and leave grass clumps which I hate and also don’t want to mow twice. Looking around at some options it sounds like I...
  4. Landscape Maintenance
    I have a client that orders mulch and has it delivered for me to spread. I spread the mulch throughout the property. How much should I charge him? I'm looking for a per yard rate. Thanks.
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What are you guys who charge "x per yard installed" including in the price? Is it just the cost of mulch and laying it down or does it include any edging or bed clean up? I've been charging $100 per yard installed this year, getting mulch for around $21 per yard double shred. I've been...
  6. Mechanic and Repair
    I am having a horrible time finding mulching blades for my trimstar 48” the stock blades I have are 17” the mower model number I have is 925651 please help. Lol
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey everyone, I started a small lawn care business last June and was only mowing, trimming and doing clean ups. Toward the end of the season I landed a couple jobs removing old decorative stone and installing new stone in its place. This year I have been getting a lot of calls for pruning...
  8. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Good day! I currently work in an office building, 8-5, and do a LOT of side work for my little landscape hustle. I have been pondering the possibilities of just going full on landscape but am worried about a couple things. I started mowing lawns for people last summer, right now I have about 14...
  9. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    We are planning to move to North Carolina in one of these areas: Raleigh Holly Springs Apex I was wondering for anyone who is already there; What is the average Lawn Service pricing down there? If you also do mulch, weeding, trimming, etc What do you guys charge? Originally from New York.
  10. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I would like to get more customers and I wasent sure what the average bid was for a 1 day spring clean up, edging, trimming shrubs, and eight yards of mulch. I was thinking around $1,600. Does that sound about right?
  11. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What would you charge to create a flower bed about 90.77 of area = 24.27 x 3.74. Remove sod - labor$? Add top soil - labor$? place a weed fabric - $? couple of plants and bushes-(pricing varies) but typical labor charge $? Mulch-(varies from $60 to $90 per cubic yrd)
  12. Introduce Yourself
    I have done just about every type of landscaping and anything needed to keep yard looking great. It has been about a year, but have all the equipment to take care of any yard issues. I use to do landscaping for golf courses before moving. References available upon request.
  13. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    I just discovered it and was wondering if anyone has any input about it. Thanks in advance Fitz
  14. Landscape Maintenance
    I'm thinking of stocking up on pine straw. How long does pine straw last covered and uncovered?
  15. Landscape Maintenance
    I'm subbing this out to another company. I will make a little from the deal. But the question is: The client asked for pine straw and mentioned that it took 115 bales to install(a little over a year ago(I've been with her for maybe 9 months now )). From what I understand this was the first time...
  16. Network: North
    I'm looking for companies with mulch supplies for deliveries in their service area. My company would handle all the marketing and associated costs involved. Suppliers with topsoil and stone/ aggregate would be helpful, but not a requirement.
  17. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    This is a really big customer and I am in my first year of business, so it's a big deal for me to get this account. The mulch is to be installed in medians in a very very large parking lot. I'd say it's around 15,000 sqft total. I have no idea how much to charge. I would like to give them a bid...
  18. Landscape Maintenance
    I’m trying to figure out my pricing on different types of mulch jobs. Let’s use today’s job as a case study. I installed 95 bags of pine bark nuggets today. The mulch cost $291.34. It took 3 trips to get it. I did the job in 6.5 hours. I charge $45/hour = $292.50. This is 2x product cost...
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