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Question DetailsAsked on 4/19/2015

Cost to spread 20 yards of mulch

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I haven't needed to buy 20 yards in years, but I can tell you that last time I bought it, I got around 10 yards of hardwood mulch and paid $32/yard for them to spread it. The price quoted is normally according to the TYPE of mulch you will be asking for. I often put the lovely dark double ground mulch around my front yard planting beds and a less expensive, chunkier grind (single grind & less dark, but it lasts longer) around my back yard. The darker and finer the mulch, the faster it will disintegrate, and the more ofter you need to put it down - probably annually. The chunkier the grind, the longer it will last. (I can usually get 2 years or more out of the chunkier grind.)

After decades of gardening, my friends and I believe that paying for mulching your yard is one area where you can get 'taken to the cleaners' - so to speak. (Are you going to stand there and count the wheelbarrows to be sure they give you what you're paying for??? We've found that some "mulch men" were less than honest.) So, be sure to hire someone you trust.. preferably someone referred by a friend or neighbor: someone you know. You want to be able to compare both price & product and be assured you're getting a good deal. (And the "mulch" guy will know that if he wants repeat business, he should treat you fair & square.)

Answered 4 years ago by Goodie50


Cost of spreading mulch and how fast you can do it in depends on many variables a good rate if your by yourself with a wheel barrels and shovel , would be 100$ per yard and that would include cleaning out the the area needing mulch, such as weeding and raking out leaves or whatever,, if tou have to remove ivy or bushes that would be extra, and how fast someone can do it in by themself depends on how far away the mulch pile is sometimes 10 yards or more is dropped in the street I front of the house and ur putting it down in the back and ultimately it depends on how tires you are that day or how motivates you are to work that day , when you bust your ass in the sun all day every day it varies on how much you can do one day to the next, like I said there a lot of variables!! Good day !

Answered 2 years ago by LA29

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