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how much time for mulch?

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
did some mulch today. i timed two yards. pitch it out of truck, into wheelbarrow, and dump in beds, that were real close to truck( no more than 30 feet). how long should it take one man to do this?
 

GreenMonster

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NH
maybe 1 1/2 hrs?
 

GarPA

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
PA
need more info BG..no plants? a few? many? # of plants in the beds makes all the difference in productivity
 
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bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
like i said, just make piles in beds, nothing more than pitch, roll, and dump, 30 feet max. believe it or not, client wanted to spread it himself?????;) said he needed "something to do sunday, to keep himself busy."
 
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bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
what i'm trying to do, is time myself down to the minute for different types of jobs. i started a small retaining wall(i'll post pics when done), and i'm timing myself so i can then charge per foot, or per 5 ft section, i'm not sure yet, but i want to be able to price very accurately on all the services we do. so i timed my mulch yesterday. not rushing, but at a reasonable pace, because this will be the pace during the summer heat, etc.
 

kris

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
nowhere
Bobby ...thats great that your starting to keep production records.We have years of them. Just remember that it will change once you have employees... When your keeping track of your walls keep separate notes on your base level ... you should be charging more for that course , it can be 50% of the time spent on a wall ... I hope Im being clear .... example would be a wall that is 200 blocks long(one course) will take you much longer than a wall 40 long by 5 high. We include excavation and the base prep with the first course.
 


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