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Mulch estimate...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnworks, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I am doing a mulch estimate for a residential account. This is my first mulch job, because in GA we mostly just use pine straw. I estimated the beds to have 7540 square feet. I am not sure if I want to spread it one inch or two inches. It has a layer of red mulch down, but it is fading. Should I go one or two inch? I figure one inch to be about 23.5 yards and two inches to be about 46.5 yards. There is no bed edging or bed cleaning. What would you charge to do this yard? The only price on mulch I have found so far is $26 a yard. So should I spread it one inch or two inches and how much should I charge per yard?

  2. At least triple the ptice of materials.

    I would go with 2"+ for the first time with this mulch.

    1" is thin and when it rains it may wash out and show the other mulch.
  3. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I would reccomend going atleast two inches using hardwood mulch. I really don't like the dyed mulch. It bleeds onto everything.
    did i read correct, you said 26.00 a cu.yd for mulch??
    I pay 13 a yd for hardwood here in AR.
    Good luck
  4. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    We always mulch at 1 1/2 inches. In my area we pay $21 yrd for triple ground black mulch. The going rate in my area is $55 yrd installed. That does not include pre-m or bed edging that is priced separately. Harvestman
  5. King City Lawns

    King City Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    $26/yard!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!! wow !! I just ordered more this morning, 13.50. look around you can do better and make more money. I agree with the tripple the mat. idea. I bid by the hour but usualy is close to between 2 and 3 times the materials.
  6. Nick

    Nick Banned
    Messages: 180

    Black dyed double or triple is not cheaper then 20 bucks a yard unless you buy 100 yards at a time in most areas.

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