Mulching Complaints

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fairways, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    If you can charge $55 per yard to spread the mulch then maybe you could find a company that has one of those mulch/bark blower trucks and sub the work out.
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    I use a 6 x 10 ton dump trailer that I can put sides on, I can trailer between 7 and 8 yards of mulch fairly easily. Largest mulch job this year has been 12 yards, 15 yards is about my limit for a job before I call in a delivery truck :). Putting down mulch is probably my favorite thing to do as far as this goes. Love to see the finished job.

  3. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    With that 2 gran buy a bigger truck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953

    She probably was lonely and just needed to hear a human voice.
  5. BryantLandscape

    BryantLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I always lay a large tarp down and have it dumped at the closest point of where it's going...
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Unless it was a dead end or cul-de-sac, I wouldn't even consider dumping in the road. Maybe you're roads are wider or less populated than mine, but I've never seen it done in my area either.

    6 yards or less I usually haul 3 yds at a time in my P/U. Over 6 yds I have delivered, usually to an out of the way area of the driveway or on the lawn next to the drive. Clean-up isn't bad if you have a power broom.
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Yes sure. I am willing to spend the 2 grand a year to have it delivered. If it is a large job, I am not wanting to be running and getting mulch. At 50 for delivery of 15 yards I have no problem paying that. It would take me at least an hour more like 1 1/2 -2 round trip to get 10 yards. I can be spending my time placing instead of running to get mulch.
    I agree a larger dump would be great. However, with the amount it would get used and having to pay insurance and taxes on, really not worth having around.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Dosen't your customer pay the delivery fees??
  9. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    Get yourself a nice dump trailer then you can get alot more uses out of that than speanding so much on another truck... Or better yet sub it out to a blowing company!!! payup
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    No friggin way would I ever even consider dumping it in the street...cops will hassle ya and some of it will disappear too.

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