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Mulching In Florida

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JohnnyRocker, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I have worked in the business for a few years in ohio, and I now reside in florida. I was wondering what types of mulch people are using down here? If anyone has mulched in florida, I could use some advice. Thanks.:drinkup:
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    cypress, pine, eucalyptus

    For the past few years the popular mulch is anything dyed red.
  3. Rhinox29

    Rhinox29 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    cypress, Red, and pine bark. Red has been the favorite but, here lately in my area pine bark is taking off.
  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    Pretty much every nursery sells Pine bark, Cypress or Red Cypress in Bag or bulk. I would say its about 50/50 between pine bark and cypress and every now and then we use the red.
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,347

    I agree with the previous posts. I have quiet a few jobs using the rubber mulch. The cost is 4x but it never fades or rots and helps control the weeds a little bit better. This stuff is made from shredded tires and comes in a rainbow of colors. It also makes a great base around kids playground sets. Red cypress is by far the most popular. These can be very profitable jobs if you are good at estimating and selling your services.:usflag: :usflag: :usflag:
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  6. Mr.Lawn

    Mr.Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 93

    Hey Florida folks, Does anyone have a good nursery here in Central Florida? Thanks
  7. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    where in central fl?
  8. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

  9. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    cypress and pine are most common. Most people wont go for the price of rubber which is 10 bucs for half cu ft. versus 2 bucs for 2 cu ft. I try to talk them into pine bark for one reason, cypress does not decompose. It forms a mat thats causes water to run off.Red cypress also bleeds
  10. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Lake Bramtley Plant corp. Wholesale only.


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