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florida folks and wood mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by muddstopper, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    I dont know whats the reason, but it seems that when people move to my area from Florida, none of them wants to use wood mulch around their homes. Is there a particualr reason for this? They all seem to want to use stone or gravel. The small pea gravel cost me $90 a ton plus delivery because it has to be hualed in long distance and that makes for a hard sell. Last job I estimated would have required 60 tons or abut $5400 for just the stone, that didnt fly to well. I am just courious why the Florida folks dont like the wood mulch.
  2. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Main reason is bugs. I tend not to really believe it but these pest guys run around and say oh you have mulch around your going to have termites but i can spray for x amount of $$ and youll be fine. So they got most people especially the older ones scared that mulch brings termites.
  3. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    It is not a matter of if you will get termites, it is a matter of when. That is just the way it is in Florida
  4. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Okay but I dont belive mulch is a major player in it they just use that as a sales pitch good for them bad for us.

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