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grasscutterman
04-18-2007, 11:00 PM
What Would Be A Good Price For Mulching An 900sf Area. The Muclh Price I Got Was 19 Per Yard 15 To Delivery We Estimated According To Garden.com 4.5 Yards--the Client Thought We Were Ripping Them.

What Is A Fair Hourly Rate For Labor To Factor In? I Was Charging About 30/hr For Myself Plus My Helpers Salary.

Thanks For The Advise.

Uranus
04-18-2007, 11:22 PM
No less than $300. That would not include edging.

NELawnCare
04-19-2007, 08:20 AM
What Would Be A Good Price For Mulching An 900sf Area. The Muclh Price I Got Was 19 Per Yard 15 To Delivery We Estimated According To Garden.com 4.5 Yards--the Client Thought We Were Ripping Them.

What Is A Fair Hourly Rate For Labor To Factor In? I Was Charging About 30/hr For Myself Plus My Helpers Salary.

Thanks For The Advise.

No less than $300. That would not include edging.


Is this a new area (e.g. never been mulched)? If so, I think you're a little off. I calculate you will need 7.5 cubic yards of mulch to cover your 900.0 square feet of new area with 3-4" of mulch. I charge $75/SY delivered and installed. That comes to $562.50 on the low side.

Your costs would be $34/SY so you'd clear $41/SY. Take away any other expenses and you'll most likely be somewhere around $35/SY or $262.50 profit.