Is it me or are Mulch prices up this year??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by From Dust 'til Lawn, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. From Dust 'til Lawn

    From Dust 'til Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I've called or stopped at at least 8 places around me..different counties even and the cheapest buld price I got was 35 per yard...One place was 52 a yard...and there was no discount for Contractors at any of them..I've been considering having some delivered to my property and work off it as needed, but don't really want the piles in my yard....Where do you guys get yours??? is it worth buying from a mill directly??? Thanks.
  2. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    it's worth buying from a mill with those prices! around here our dyed product is 19.99 a yard for LCO's. yikes
  3. Jb3NH

    Jb3NH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    52 a yard earns you a long slow deliberate finger as i drive by.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    its around $30 in my town. i few towns over is a big place that sells it for a lot cheaper
  5. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    We get it for $16 and sell it for $36. You have to get it in bulk obviously.
  6. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 158

    There was a place near me that you pull in and they take the loader and fill your pickup bed full, and he charged $30. Black dye mulch too. They shutdown this year though.
  7. DJJS

    DJJS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    I use organic recycling on rt 303 in tappan ny usually, but some of their prices are high this year too, the only thing I've been getting from them is bark for $ 25/cy and dark fine mulch for $ 18/cy,we use mainly cedar though for way more then half my accounts, I've been using my nursery for that, they just started selling bulk this season and I get a good deal there since I use them for all plant stock etc
  8. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    I can get a bobcat scoop for $20 at my local garden store, I believe it is waaaay overpriced.

    Does anyone know how much a bobcat scoop generally is (I'm sure it depends on the scoop size and all) we were able to fit 2 scoops in a small toyota pickup, probably 3 in a medium size truck and so on.
  9. From Dust 'til Lawn

    From Dust 'til Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Most small buckets, I've dealt with are 1/2 yard.......i could be's happened once before.....
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    depends on the bucket but yes most are 1/2 yard.

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