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Pricing mulch apps

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cleancutccl, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    Does anybody have an idea how many man hours it would take for a person to apply a cubic yard of mulch to topdress a bed? Just wondering, would come in handy for estimates. Thanks.
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Thats hard to say how long it will take to do a yard, because of not knowing how far you wil need to wheelbarrow the mulch to the beds.
    But under normal circumstances, a yard of mulch takes about an hour to spread.
     
  3. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    takes me around a min under ideal sercumstances.... (just thought i would rub it in a littel)
     
  4. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    What does one of those blower trucks cost? I saw 3 in Lawn & Landscape and the cheapest was 175k, I believe, but what all can you put down? can it handle rock? Can you put lawns in? Obviously you can put a bunch of mulch down in no time :p

    Chris
     
  5. Branching Out

    Branching Out LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I can average 2.5 yds an hour. I charge an additional minimum of $25/yd to spread. Depending on difficulty.....

    But, if I have to send someone, I charge that minimum of $25/yd + their pay per hour.......Hope it helps.....

    Branching out.....
     

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