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How many times a season do you mulch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by The Cutting Edge, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    need to know how many times in a season you guys mulch beds?
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    once,

    in Texas ya have to watch for termites
     
  3. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    why would you need to mulch beds more then once a season? most of my clients want it done every other season...
     
  4. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
    Male, from Western New York
    Messages: 160

    All standard full maintenance accounts get mulch applied one time per season,
    some com. accounts get a topdressing after shrub maintenance.:)
     
  5. joshlawn

    joshlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    It's supposed to be applied twice a year here, but most only want it applied once.
     
  6. xtrim

    xtrim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Once per season, I don't see the need to have it done more. The reason re-mulching is needed seasonally is because it decomposes.

    I've had a customer who I had to mulch 3 times within a year. He contracted this lil kid who ran his business from the trunk of his car. He kept blowing the mulch off every time. The customer thought he had a deal @ just $15 per mow, but I told him that it will just be cheaper in the long run to have it done professionally, cuz he would save on all the landscaping that the kid was messing up. He finally switched to me... mulch still looks nice, and its almost a year.
     
  7. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Prefer Twice.....Spring hedging, clean up, mulch.....

    Top Dressing in the Fall (mainly for looks).
     
  8. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    2 times for comercial accounts and most residential accounts. Every once in a while only 1 time a year will be requested.
     
  9. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    we mulch i nthe early spring after all clean ups are done and then cultivate the mulch beds in sept.
     
  10. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I will do it in the spring and would like to do it again later in the year but that is a hard sell.:waving:
     

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