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Mulch installation???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnman_scott, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    What do you charge per yard to install mulch? And what do you pay for it?
  2. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    depends on rather I have it blown in or manually put it. Also how far it has to be moved from pile to bed. If blown in 35$ per yd if installed by hand 45 to 50 depending. It really depends on a ton of different things..

    I pay between 11.50 to 12.50 depending on what part of town i'm in.
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    $75 yd installed, buy for $13-18yd

  4. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Get thread, I was wondering the same thing myself. But I ask yall this, How is the best way to figure up how much mulch to purchase, and typically how deep to put it??
  5. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 299

    Measure the beds with a measuring wheel.I use this formula:

    Lenth X Width X Depth of Mulch
    Divided By 324
    Equals yards of mulch needed

    I charge 60 yard installed. I pay 10 yard for double or tripple hardwood.
  6. jkelton

    jkelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Just a note: Length and Width are in feet; Depth is in inches.

    Another note: Please check out this website for information regarding overmulching: http://www.psu.edu/ur/NEWS/news/overmulching2.html

    I see alot of people who think more mulch is better - I know this was not the topic of discussion, but I thought I would bring it up.
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    $65/yd installed, pay $10 per yd for triple shredded hardwood.
  8. EDP

    EDP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    so whats the proper way to measure and charge? does anyone a clear cut way to price'em out?:p
  9. fastpitcher

    fastpitcher LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 91

  10. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    length x width divided by 100 for a 2-3 " layer

    that gives you your cubic yards

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