Mulch shortage in the Southeast!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bigred350, May 30, 2007.

  1. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Im in North Alabama and Sims Bark Company which has sevral manufaturers in the Southeast is out of mulch for the next month.
    It going to hurt our buisness big time. We have jobs booked for the next 4 weeks all needing mulch. We are turning down all customers that just want a yard or two of mulch.

    Is anyone else having this problem. And the drought is also killing us.
  2. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    I always turn away people wanting a yard or two of mulch unless they want to pay 400+ for it.
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    We don't do alot of mulch but wouldn't you be better to do the smaller jobs? Isn't there more money in the small jobs? Big jobs take big amounts of mulch and not as much time, smaller jobs take less mulch and more time. You are billing for time. Sounds to me like you have more time than you do mulch so spend the time doing the small jobs to end up making more money?
  4. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Maybe you could switch to pine straw for those smaller jobs .
  5. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    We have Nursery and landscape company. We sell mulch by the yard. And No we dont have more time than mulch. Been in buisness for 30 years I think we can manage our time well!
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I'll truck some down for a small fee! We have yards upon yards of the stuff. Anything you want, red, black, brown. :)
  7. muddy00

    muddy00 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 68

    Plenty of Mulch in the Illinois Missouri area. How bad do you need it I can get some shipping info for you.
  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Its just in this region. We dont need any bad enough for you guys to ship any down here. Thanks for the offer.
  9. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Ive never heard of an area running out of mulch. Why don't you go buy yourself a mulch making machine and make yourself a small fortune.

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