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Mulch in February?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JonLawn, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    We just did a 40 yd job with a 5% discount if scheduled before March 1. Helps keep my main guy plus a part timer busy with small jobs like that.
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  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    Im moving your way !! lol
  3. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I try my best to have as much mulch jobs scheduled on the books by Feb 14th. I tell all my customers that I spread mulch between Valentine's Day and St. Patricks Day. Customers can remember holidays much better than dates. We do mulch all year long but I try my best to get it all done before its time to mow.:walking:
  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Now is a good time in FL, unfortunately most customers like to wait until it gets good and hot and the grass is growing full swing.
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,392

    Our goal is to get I all out before mowing starts.
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  6. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    most often around mid-april but many dont want theirs until june....or when the maple trees stop dropping their seeds..
  7. JonLawn

    JonLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Any thoughts on size of mulch job that is too big for a solo? I've got some 10 yards of mulch jobs lined up but one of my weekly customers is 20 yards. She hasnt asked to schedule that one yet but I'm sure it's coming.
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  8. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    You could do it. May take a couple days but you can also hire someone for one day. My ft and pt guys just installed 30yds in 10 hrs. No prep included in that. So 20 man hours to spread 30
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  9. lawnman24949

    lawnman24949 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    20 would be possible for you. I would just expect it to take about two days. I have one customer who has me do 15 yards and another that is 17. These both require shrub trimming, edging, and weeding and they take between 1.5 and 2.5 days. The key to mulching when solo when it is a big project is to start farthest away from you and work your way to the trailer or dump spot.
  10. JonLawn

    JonLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Got it. I'll take it then. Do you have 20 yards delivered all at once, do you bring it, or do you do bags?

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