mulching, spring clean up

phil413

LawnSite Member
Location
columbus, oh
So I need 12 cubic yards of mulch or 115 bags. I have 3 guys at 45 per man hour. I can get mulch at $24 per yard. I have 350ft of edging to do, and prune 15 bushes.

My estimate...
$135 per hour for 6 hours=$810

$288 for mulch

$145 for bed shaper for the day

Total $1243

What are your thoughts?
 

NC Greenscaper

LawnSite Senior Member
Sounds pretty good. How are you moving the mulch? From a dump truck with wheel barrows, loader or what? How will it be delivered to the site? 3 guys can spread 12 cubes as long as it all there and your not running back and forth with p/u trucks loads and walking a long distance with the wheel barrows.
 
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phil413

LawnSite Member
Location
columbus, oh
Well thats the thing, i don't know what method I am going to use to move the mulch. If it's bags, we may carry them or wheel barrow them. If it's bulk I may have to rent a dingo. I don't want to back the truck up and risk tearing up the grass.
 

White Gardens

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bloomington IL
Well thats the thing, i don't know what method I am going to use to move the mulch. If it's bags, we may carry them or wheel barrow them. If it's bulk I may have to rent a dingo. I don't want to back the truck up and risk tearing up the grass.
You are over-thinking it. I've done 20 yard mulch jobs in one day by myself in the right conditions with just a standard wheelbarrow.

Wheelbarrows are all you need. Easier to get it to where you need it and place it bagged or bulk. Besides, mulch is light.

Now, if you were talking about 12 yard rock job, then that's when I would start talking about equipment.

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KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Erie, PA
Have the mulch deliverd bulk. Use 10 cuft wheel borrows and bedding forks. 3 guys can do 12 yards in 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
 

POWER STROKE

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Grand Rapids, MI

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