Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Acerdavidi, Feb 27, 2000.

  1. Acerdavidi

    Acerdavidi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey guys,<br>Just a quick question, when is the best time to mulch. <p>----------<br>David<br>Northeast Ohio
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    If your asking about mulching grass, when it's dry. If your asking about mulching the flower beds, I do it in the spring. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,214

    I use cedar mulch and do it in the spring.
  4. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    we mulch all the time march thru dec. we spread are jobs out. most mulching is done inthe spring.Some after the shrubs are trimmed, some in the fall, some after the leaves are down. it really depends on the client. we do about 1400 yards a season. we found the more we charged the more we did. when we got $50 ayard we did 200yds a year, we went to $65 we did 1000yds. now we get between 65 and 85 per yd depending on quanity and mulch type.
  5. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Our crews have already begun mulching ornamental beds. They cut a fresh edge with a power bed edger, pick up the edgings and spread double-shredded hardwood mulch.<br>Be careful to keep the mulch at 2-3&quot; thick.<br>More is not better in this case.<br><p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
  6. PLS

    PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    There is and article on mulching in this (February) months Grounds Maintenance magazine. Page 26, and it tells more than you would ever want to know. Also a good little article on mulching leaves on turf on page 1.<br>

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