Where do you buy mulch (bulk or bag?)

Hurryupelectric

LawnSite Silver Member
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Charleston
These were new beds I cut in. The mulched area had previously been grass. I walked and spray painted the lines, curves just kinda flow where they seem right. Used redefiner to cut in. View attachment 438019
I think I will grow into being creative with things like this. I actually made the other bed by a wheelchair ramp angled slightly to flow with the rising of the ramp. So, not another perfect rectangle, looks really cool how it came out. I didn’t take a photo...
 

Crazy 4 grass

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Minnesota
I think I will grow into being creative with things like this. I actually made the other bed by a wheelchair ramp angled slightly to flow with the rising of the ramp. So, not another perfect rectangle, looks really cool how it came out. I didn’t take a photo...

Creative is definitely the right word. I have the natural ability wherein I can easily visualize the end result in my mind for any project. This is definitely helpful. Many people struggle with trying imagine how things will look.

I like curves so if able I'll generally design using them. Certainly there are many instances where this isn't feasible though.
 

Youngandfree

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
VA
Creative is definitely the right word. I have the natural ability wherein I can easily visualize the end result in my mind for any project. This is definitely helpful. Many people struggle with trying imagine how things will look.

I like curves so if able I'll generally design using them. Certainly there are many instances where this isn't feasible though.
I like curves that flow with the mowing pattern that allows the mower to just flow along the edge easily.
 

Mac Simone

LawnSite Member
Location
Southern Utah
I am learning about how to lay mulch and price it. Where do you buy your mulch for mulch jobs? Home Depot?

It's $1 per cubic foot of bagged mulch at my Home Depot:


And it's $360 per 5 cubic yards of mulch ($2.6 per cubic foot):


Granted the bulk mulch has delivery for free but still that is really expensive, right? Isn't bulk supposed to be the cheaper option? lol.

I watched a youtube video where someone said he charges $75 per yard plus labor. That seems like a pretty good (maybe a tad low) price point. But for a 5 cubic yard job, that's $375 plus like 25 an hour for labor which would come out to $125 in labor. Really I wouldn't be making any money if I paid $2.6 per cubic foot. But 5 yards of mulch weighs about 1800lbs which is a lot to put on a trailer and tow so delivery would really help. But there's no delivery available on that bagged mulch.
I just bought 130 bags 2cf each at HD for $1.80 a bag using my XPro discount.
 

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