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BCnj
08-19-2007, 02:25 PM
how do you guys go about with pricing up a job that a customer needs all beds re-done taking away the old mulch, weeding, and edging. what do some of you other guys use for a method on pricing??

i dont wanna cheat myself out and lowball any suggestions???

RICHIE K
08-21-2007, 06:16 AM
I would charge her at least 40.00 per yard

BCnj
08-21-2007, 08:59 AM
how many hrs do you think i should be done the job?

markam70
08-21-2007, 09:20 PM
how many hrs do you think i should be done the job?

oh...at least 50-60 hrs sounds good. if you work slower, you can charge more too since it takes longer.

some people.....

BeautifulBlooms
08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Why does the mulch need to be hauled away, mulch is mulch just cover it up.

BCnj
08-22-2007, 05:08 PM
well i agree it doesnt need to but thats what they wanted done and thats gona be extra because you gotta haul it away. the wife wanted the chipped up rubber on all the beds have anybody heard of that lol when she told me this i was like is she really serious. again thanks to you all

Capemay Eagle
08-22-2007, 05:26 PM
My neighbor does this. I watch every spring, the whole lawn crew comes and rakes up and hauls away all the mulch. I don't know why, I never asked her. This is also not a small job either.

BeautifulBlooms
08-22-2007, 05:54 PM
Did you ever think of educating them that there is no reason to remove mulch unless there is just too much there to where it is affecting the house, siding or other plant material, there just is no other reason to remove mulch, it is intended to slowly break down and ammend the soil and retain moisture. If we do a new bed we put 3 inches down, and recommend 1 inch every year.