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L xW=sq.ft for your bed size.NOW take 3in. into 1ft.=.25 this is your depth of mulch.take your (bed size in sq.ft x .25=cubic feet L=100 x w=20=2000sq.ft x.25=500cubic.ft .to change to cubic yards divide by 27cubic ft =1cubic yd. =18.5cubic yd of mulch. i hope this helps.when your on the spot. my? is what is the going charge for a mulch job by cubic yd or ft.
 

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For cedar mulch, I charge $80 per yard, bought and installed. If the client has it delivered, then I charge $50 per yard to install it.
It costs me almost $30 per yard whether I buy it bulk or in bags.
 

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Woody,

I'm charging right a $81 per cubic yard assuming it's going into a weed free bed. If the beds are weedy, the price per cubic yard increases. I charge frm $81 per cubic yard to $155 per cubic yard, depending on how the beds look.

Aren't you charging extra for de-weeding the beds?

Later,
DFW Area Landscaper
 

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If it's organic mulch, don't do it. The mulch will break down on top of the fabric, and not incorporate into the soil. Weed seeds will blow in and germinate on top of the mulch, the fabric will do NOTHING to stop this.

If it's inorganic "mulch", such as gravel/river rock, then, yes, put down fabric.


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i just posted this on another thread. we charge 90$ per. includes edging and weeding. more for colored mulch. landscape fabric? never. however, we do come out and weed every month for a nice tidy sum.

we have plenty of work. i sell most of my customers on a second 'dress-up' application in the fall and the monthly weeding while selling the initial proposal.
 

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we dont touch a fork full of mulch unless they allow us to edge or re-edge the beds...not doing that makes for a sorry looking job. Priced per linear foot...usually between .50 and 1.00 /ft
 

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Originally posted by GarPA
we dont touch a fork full of mulch unless they allow us to edge or re-edge the beds...not doing that makes for a sorry looking job. Priced per linear foot...usually between .50 and 1.00 /ft
Exactly, a nice clean edge is what makes a mulch bed complete. I push more to the $1.00 per linear foot amount since i got a bed edger. You can make your money back quick when you can edge 600ft of beds in less than 30 min.
 

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anytime i get out there to a propsective client and i find the beds have plastic edging, or bricks, or a row of rocks, the very first thing i tell them is we do not work with that. we would take it up and put a nice edge down and i guarantee them that they will be happier with the result.
 
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