how long will it take...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dapozer, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. dapozer

    dapozer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    how long would it take for 1 person to prep, spread, cleanup 27 cu yards of mulch? The beds (5) are realitivle flat and will need little prep no edging required?
  2. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Whew.....2 days.

    Then the next week off to recover.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    If you are putting weed barrier down,2 to more like 3 days.
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    TOOOOOO LONG! get some temp. help. It would be worth forking out 10 bucks an hour for help rather than spend the next week on the coutch and unable to move.:laugh:
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Do you have access to a machine. Is it the islands of a commericial lot were you can drive right up to them? How about a tracked WB machine for any areas with turf. Not sure if this is practicle for you or not.

    One person can probablly get 1 cubic yard spread in twenty minutes. This includes loading, unloading, and spreading. 27 x 20 => 540 minutes or 9 breaks, no downtime, no prepwork, basically busting your butt for hours on end. Theoritically, you are probablly looking at 2-3 days.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    what we do with mulch beds that are islands in parking lots is one guy drives the truck along the side , another sholves mulch from the trailer to the beds, then another guy spreads it. you can really knock out alot of mulch this way .

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