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Mulch Removal

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ED'S LAWNCARE, May 24, 2006.


    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I'm new to this site and would like to say thanks, I've learned so much. I wish I would have found lawnsite 3 years ago when I started. Here is my question I went to do a job bid today, for mulch install, and found the owner wants the old mulch removed. I've done a few much installs, but never had to remove.

    The mulch is "cheap" contractor grade approx 4yds, around some shrubs easy to get to. I was going to charge $50 per yd removal plus $50 hauling. I have a dump trailer so unloading won't be difficult. I'd also like to note this will be solo. Any advice would be helpful.
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    That sounds pretty good.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Honestly? You do what you want, but if they insisted on having the old stuff removed...

    You said it was easy to get to... You know how I learned to tell?
    Bring the wheelbarrow and the pitchfork and load a couple of barrows, that's how you can tell.
    Ooooo some hate me but more than once have I taken a 'sample' of the work just like that.
    Now if it was as easy as it looks, fine, no problem, otherwise I personally would not do it but that's just me.

    I would hand-spread chestnut brown designer mulch on top real thin for about 80-90 dollars a cube... Since you're hand-spreading, one cube gives you about 250-300 square feet coverage, just remember to spread it paper thin and then there's no need to remove the old stuff. With designer mulch, it won't lighten in color.

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