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Oscapes
04-15-2005, 01:37 PM
How do I price a mulch job? I've seen anyware from $45-$75 a yard installed. How do you determine how many yards you will need for a minimum of a 2 inch base? Do you mesure the square ft of a bed? Or is there another way to figure it?

greenwithenvylandscape
04-15-2005, 01:45 PM
1 yd of mulch will cover 100 sqft 1" deep. Sqft devided by 100 for 1" or times 2 for 2". I pay $18 a yd and charge $70 for install and I charge extra for cleaning out the old and dumping.

Oscapes
04-15-2005, 01:57 PM
Thanks Alot.

wojo23323
04-15-2005, 02:12 PM
http://www.atstecks.com/mulch.htm

procut
04-15-2005, 02:12 PM
In the one of the landscape forums there is a sticky about calculating mulch volume. Here I charge $75.00 a yard installed.

rgjlawn
04-15-2005, 03:53 PM
1 yd of mulch will cover 100 sqft 1" deep. Sqft devided by 100 for 1" or times 2 for 2". I pay $18 a yd and charge $70 for install and I charge extra for cleaning out the old and dumping.
1 yards covers 100 sqft 3'' deep not 1''. :waving:

greenwithenvylandscape
04-15-2005, 04:11 PM
poop.... you are right about the 3". I have been working on taxes all day...

LawnScapers of Dayton
04-16-2005, 07:36 AM
take your total sq. footage and multiply by .25 for 3", .16 for 2", and .8 for 1"......then divide by 27 for cubic yards.

I charge $50 per yard and can do 2-3 yards per hour......without killing myself.

Derek

Paradise Landscapes
04-29-2005, 01:20 PM
What about 4" deep?

LawnScapers of Dayton
04-29-2005, 01:23 PM
well since 4" is 1/3 of a foot, multiply by .33

Derek

GrassMasterNC
04-29-2005, 06:09 PM
We take the cost of the mulch, multiply by 2. This is what is costs the customer to have it delivered (by us) and layed.

Next, I charge for bed prep (if required). Glyphosphate over grass and weeds, edge the bed, lay landscape fabric.

Example for 108 sq Ft 3" deep complete new CEDAR mulch bed install:

2 cuft bags Cedar Mulch 2.75 x 14 bags = 38.50 x 2 = 77.00
glyphosphate 108 sqft = 27.00
edge mulch bed 62 linear feet = 93.00
landscape fabric = 30.00
Total cost to customer = $227.00

If a bed is already established but no mulch = 77.00 + landscape fabric & Glyphosphate app. = 134.00

If it's just a standard (nothing but mulch) mulch install = 77.00

And last, a top dress mulch at 2" deep for 108 sqft = 55.00

Matt