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Mulch job I did today pictures are a little blurry but good enough to get the point. Also I took them before I blew off the rocks but it was an amazing backyard. Put 5 yards of mulch in took about 7 hours by myself. Did the front yard in about 2 hours but mulching around the the flowers in the back took forever.







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looks great! I always throw in a free mow when I do a mulch job, It gets the grass off the bed edges and makes my yard sign look a hell of a lot better when the job is complete
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looks great! I always throw in a free mow when I do a mulch job, It gets the grass off the bed edges and makes my yard sign look a hell of a lot better when the job is complete
Great idea! I think i will have to steal that idea from you from now on
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I should say... if the yard is a reasonable size... If its gonna take you an hr & half then F that lol . Best of luck.
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haha thanks..true that
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That is a very nice job!

Do you feel you learned any lessons from this job? How did your estimated time and the actual time it took to complete compare with each other?
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I definitely learned how much longer it takes to mulch in beds where there are already a lot of flowers and plants in them. The bigger beds with a tree and a couple of bushes were much easier than the beds where I would have to take a fork full of mulch and carefully walk to the back of a flower bed. I gave myself the day to do it since it was just myself and I'm glad I allotted myself the extra time. What I didn't account for was the extra mulch clean up time. The customer wanted the extra mulch put in contractor bags which i ended up with 4.5 contractors bags of extra mulch (3 of which i took). I also cleaned up the street real nice with the blowers then broom where the mulch was dumped. The nicest part was there was no prep work...actually getting paid was the nicest part but the customer edged out the beds very nicely and they were all weeded! Laid the mulch about 3-4 inches in most areas with a few exceptions.
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Did the front yard in about 2 hours
How many yards of mulch were installed in the front?

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It was about 3 in the front..more than half the pile. I think speed will just come with time the more i do it the more efficient i will become. I'll pick up on the small things i guess that help cut down the time.
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I've never done a mulch job before. Do you just let the old mulch decompose and just lay the new on top? Do you normally lay down the fabric over the old mulch and place new on top?
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