On average, how long does it take 1 man to put down a yard of mulch? I realize plants and terrain will affect the time. I'll give you my scenario: I don't have a dump truck so I have to get the product delivered. It is usually dumped on the street or in the driveway, and I jockey it from there. Most of my props are hilly with well established plants. I use a wheelbarrow and a 10 cu ft cart that I tow with a walk behind. No matter how fast I go it usually takes me 1 to 1 1/2 hr to place 1 yd of product.