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littlepopelp
10-31-2001, 07:34 PM
Im 15 years old and have been mowing lawns and landsaping for 4 years, and i get mulch at the contractors price, and i charge a addtional $20 for labor for every cuyd. I understand most people around me charge $30 additional, and i was wondering what you people charge, and if i should still be quite a bit cheaper than bigger companies due to my age
ryan

mdb landscaping
10-31-2001, 07:36 PM
i charge $45-50 a yard.

littlepopelp
10-31-2001, 07:36 PM
Do you charge 45-50 a yard including mulch and labor. I charge about 28 for mulch and 20 for labor so therefore- about $48 per cu yd.

mdb landscaping
10-31-2001, 07:37 PM
thats everything. delvivery, cost and labor all bundled into one price

Evan528
10-31-2001, 07:42 PM
I could never make any money mulching at 50 dollars a yard installed. I charge between $70- $90.00 per yard installed depending how much prep work is required. Mulching is not easy work....charge what your worth!

SCAPEASAURUSREX
10-31-2001, 09:26 PM
Depends on the mulch too.. Hardwood, hemlock , Cedar , Red cedar , Etc.. For hardwood Mulch I charge between $30 and $35 per yard, and then Depending on installation requirements, Average $35 per yard intallation.

cp
10-31-2001, 09:32 PM
Wholesale $14.50 Cu yd.

Retail $20.00 cu yd.

I install at $40.00 c/yd

littlepopelp
10-31-2001, 09:44 PM
When you say install, does that meen laying the mulch AND covering the price of the mulch

65hoss
11-01-2001, 01:15 AM
Time to pick up, clean beds, install mulch, drive back home, and clean up truck takes too much to only get $45-$50 per yard. I charge $60 to $80 per yard depending on prep work needed and how many yards I will be installing. Even at this, I don't make as good as I do cutting grass with the Lazer. I only do mulch for current customers, never for others. Just not that good of money in my opinion. All the time involved from start to finish not to mention pay for helper just doesn't make me want to do them.

scott's turf
11-01-2001, 08:59 AM
I agree with evans528. I try to chage around $90/yard. Each job is different depending on amount of edging, shrubs, and terrain though.

SCAPEASAURUSREX
11-01-2001, 09:38 AM
I charge separatly for Prep work .. I charge say $30 to prep, any edging and weeding , they I charge for the labor to install the actual mulch, ( pick it up deliver it, take out of truck, and put in flower bed ) then the cost of the mulch on top of that .. So say for one yard : $30. mulch, $30. prep work, & $30. install.. = $90.00, The more mulch at a time will lower the per yard cost.

strickdad
11-01-2001, 09:52 AM
whole sale for us is in the 8 to 10 dollar a yard area (depending on the type, and 20 yard min.) so we stock pile alot of it. we sell it for 16 to 20 and install for 20.00 more..

stslawncare
11-01-2001, 03:52 PM
double ground hardwood can be had for $5 here.