View Full Version : rate for laying down mulch

03-05-2001, 09:31 PM
What do u guys charge for a two man crew to lay down mulch, and edge with a stick edger. Is 60 per hour for two men about the going rate?

03-05-2001, 09:36 PM
First of all, you cant edge a bed with a stick edger unless its already defined very good! use a spade or a e/z trencher to make a new edge. For installing triple shredded bark I charge any where form 60- 100 per yard installed depending on how many obstacles there are, eding amound, weeding ect.

03-06-2001, 12:04 AM
We charge $60 per yard of mulch. Our cost on the product is about $8 per yard. A good employee can hump about 2 yrds of mulch per hour provided access is fairly easy. To define beds I have a brown Trench Master. It is also the same machine that installs landscape edging.

03-06-2001, 12:40 AM
$65 per yard. If access is bad, I will adjust accordingly.

03-06-2001, 10:32 AM
$50-$60 a yard with slight variance for different types of mulch.

03-06-2001, 12:10 PM

If you use the search feature and look up mulching you will find that almost everyone here has replied to one of those threads with how they like to reneder this service, including pricing.

Hope this helps.

03-06-2001, 03:44 PM
charge how much you want to make profit and what it is going to take to do the job in materials. if you want to kill yourself and make $10 a hour do it. its up to you, i charge about $20 to $25 for landscaping.

swing blade
03-06-2001, 07:30 PM
I charge about $65.00 per cubic yard. one thing you have to consider is how far do you have to move the mulch, and how steep is it. I once did a 1/2 acre lot that was all mulch. the entire yard was on a hill that seemed more like a cliff. If I am going to have to move the mulch, and deal with a gigantic hill, then I am going to charge more. hope this helps

03-06-2001, 07:39 PM
I like the way you talk Swingblade! :D

LJ lawn
03-06-2001, 09:45 PM
do you guys carge extra (per bed/perfoot?)when you re-define the beds or is that included with the price per yard of mulch? i've always pretty much charged $60-70 per yard delivered and spread.bed edging not included.

03-06-2001, 10:52 PM
from the sounds of it, most prices are about the same around the country. for this type of job.

03-08-2001, 07:42 PM
I'm going to have to adjust my prices up a bit. I generally charge about $45 a yard for hardwood that I get for around $14 a yard. I charge extra for weeding if there are more than a very few weeds. Bed edging runs around $.50 to $.65 a linear foot depending on the obstacles.

03-09-2001, 06:04 PM
If they want edging, I charge $95.00 to unload the EZ Trencher, and $25.00 p/hour to edge. If they provide the mulch, I get $25.00 p/yard and $55.00 per yard if I provide the mulch. Please note, this is for established customers. New customers, add $10.00 per yard and hour, etc. God I love this business!