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Why such a large increase in mulch $?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Grn Mtn, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Who's selling it so cheap?
  2. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I am selling triple ground hardwood for $23.00 a Yard. But I charde $30.00 for delivery local within 5 miles and I charge by the zip code after that.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,638

    i dunno... it went up a dollar to 12.60 a cube for standard double-shred, 18 for premium and $20 / cu.yard for designer mulch. I deliver and spread standard mulch for 45 / cu.yard unless it's bs involved (like hand spreading). Still doing 4 cubes for 175, delivered and spread.
    You gotta love mulch to do it, but the customers love this price around here, it's hard to beat (not to say it hasn't been tried but then I always say they hire the cheaper guy already).
  4. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,536

    Another thing also. Power plants are willing to pay more for wood products now that other fuel prices have gone up so much. Early in the spring I went to the local sawmill to get a load of mulch and they had sold all they had to the powwer plant for fuel

  6. TysonsTree

    TysonsTree LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Any one out there in Northern VA (Eastern Panhandle WV <> Hagerstown MD <> Frederick MD <> Arlington/Alex VA <> DC metro area) interested in some new mulch price quotes?

    Have your standard (dark brown) double shredded hardwood mix & current some Cedar mulch in stock? We are the mfr & have our own supply sources. Looking to make some last minute deals for the end of the season.. Call me for quote.

    I am also seeking leaf waste & can make incredible deals for dumping at our site near Berryville VA (25 mins away from Leesburg).

  7. Jeff_BriggsMML

    Jeff_BriggsMML LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I purchase all our bulk mulch from a company approxmately 100 miles away and am paying .50 cents more for the mulch and a 75.00 fuel surcharge when they bring me 80 yards my cost is still only $14.94 a yard for double proccessed brown hardwood. We wholesale it for $19.00 a yard and retail it for $24.00 a yard. So far we have been through over 700 yards this year.
  8. casco73

    casco73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Do you sell black dyed? If so how much? Mulch It is just getting to much$$
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,958

    Likely the suppliers have been holding on and not increasing for so long that when they checked it came out a little higher.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,638

    Every single machine involved in the production of mulch consumes petrol.

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