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I gave a customer a bid for 20 yards of mulch. I will be picking up, delivering, and installing it all myself. Maybe with a helper... I quoted her a total price of $1200. Does this sound close to what you guys charge? It is my first large mulch install, usually I only do a few yards at a time. What do you think? The mulch is $25-27 a yard. Thanks
 

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i would charge more if i were you. ESPECIALLY with those ridiculous mulch prices. is it 24k gold plated mulch? for plain ole 15$ a yard mulch, we would charge more than 1500$. (and we would have the local yard deliver it for $20).
 

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I may have the yard deliver it. My truck and trailer combined can haul about 6 yards. That leaves me with over 3 trips. I think having them deliver it would be a good time (and money) saver. How many yards can those huge dump trucks hold that they usually deliver the mulch in?
 

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OK, new to the mulch, pine straw and other bed coverings, what is the best way to figure out how much it will take? Did a pine job the other day and only needed 13 bails and got 15, don't want to short change my self next time. Is mulch about the same in covering as pine starw? How far will a yard go in a bed and how thick?
 

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find out how big the area is. if memory serves me, i belive it's length x width x height (thickness of mulch) then divide that by 27. I said I THINK that is the formula. Anyone know if that is accurate?
 

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L (in feet) x W(in feet) x .25 (for 3 inch deep mulch) ....then divide by 27....

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dart2cut, that is the formula someone taught me not too long ago. I am just putting it to use this year.

How many sq ft will a yard of mulch cover? (I hate math)
 

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Go get a project calculator from Lowes or HD.That has saved me alot of time trying to remember formulas.
Yes you can use the L x W x D / 27=cubic yards method.Just remember your depth will be a percentage of 1 foot as in .25 is a quarter of one foot(3 inches)
 

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The formula works........use .083 for 1 inch deep and .166 for 2 inches deep....

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Hey Matt, does that calculator on your website also work for materials such as crushed rock and top soil or would that be different?

Thanks,
Adam
 
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