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Time for mulching

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Alan, Apr 18, 2000.

  1. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I've got a question to toss around in here. What do you all use for a time figure for placing bark mulch? I'm not looking for dollars, we all have our own hourly rate. I just want to compare what we use for a time factor when bidding to place a cu/yd of mulch. No removal of old, no edging, nothing but moving a yard of material from the truck, or a pile in the driveway to its resting place under/around shrubs, plants, trees, etc. I find that I'm coming in at right around .8 man hours to move/place it on an average site where you can plan on wheeling it around the house in a big wheelbarrow. How does that shape up with the rest of you?
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    That sounds about right for residential work. Just to make the figuring easier, we round up to one man-hour per cu. yard and then add extra if the accessibility is poor.<br>We use double-shredded hardwood mulch which may take a little longer to spread, as well.<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

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