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flxinxj
03-26-2008, 04:45 PM
I have already done this mulch job and was wondering what kind of price you guys think is a good one here are some pic. mulch total yards 13 $240.50 about one day with 3 guys. edge and mulch trim grass's on corner of house.

flxinxj
03-26-2008, 04:47 PM
sorry having truoble with pic

M&MLawn
03-26-2008, 04:59 PM
We charge roughly $75 per yard depending on job. This would bring us to a price of $975 for the job.

prizeprop
03-26-2008, 05:38 PM
I would do it at $75 a yrd also,if just a touch up edge included.If overgrown edge and weeding I would charge $40.00 per man hour to do prep work,stop the clock, then $75 per yard. You should be able to do more mulch with three guys than 13 yrds in an 8 hour day. Just a tip,when using three men,dump mulch on ground. Have one spread and each man running a wheelbarrow shovels there own. If not it always seems the man in the truck is waiting for the runner or the runner is waiting for the shoveler. 4 men , i'll put a shoveler in the truck and two runners and one spreader,no one ever rests.Plus 2-3 weelbarrows.

mowing grass 1111
03-26-2008, 05:40 PM
I have already done this mulch job and was wondering what kind of price you guys think is a good one here are some pic. mulch total yards 13 $240.50 about one day with 3 guys. edge and mulch trim grass's on corner of house.

i think i would have stayed in bed

lhenryp1
03-26-2008, 05:54 PM
I need some mulch around my place, you wanna fly to texas :)

paul vroom
03-26-2008, 09:18 PM
Are you saying you charged $240 for 13 yards of mulch, with trim and some cutting? You shorted yourself. But that's why you asked, right? I know I did my first couple mulch jobs and could not afford the pain killers that night. I double the price of the mulch then depending on how far I charge 10 for delivery and figure 50-60 per hour in labor depending on the terrain of the property. There has been people on this site that that you can send a private message to and ask them to google earth the property and help with the bid. Just a suggestion. Good luck....:drinkup:

PerfectEarth
03-26-2008, 09:26 PM
This has to be a joke. My mulch cost alone on this job would be nearly $300.

Indy Kyle
03-26-2008, 09:53 PM
I think he's saying the mulch cost him $240.50.

Carolina Cuts
03-26-2008, 09:57 PM
i think i would have stayed in bed

agreed.

I PAY more then that for mulch.

nemow
03-27-2008, 12:27 AM
I think he's saying the mulch cost him $240.50.

I think so too. Not a bad deal I pay $26 per yard here. I charge $95 per yard edged weeded delivered and spread.

flxinxj
03-27-2008, 09:06 AM
Yes the mulch cost 240.50 its not dyed. dyed is what I normaly us thats about 25.00 yd. with three of us we edged (there was no edge we had to mack them) cleaned and mulched. I had one spread one run and one filling. never stoped working. I charged $800.00 total.

flxinxj
03-27-2008, 09:08 AM
I thank you all for ur input good or bad it all helps.

Mimowerman
03-27-2008, 08:41 PM
Yes the mulch cost 240.50 its not dyed. dyed is what I normaly us thats about 25.00 yd. with three of us we edged (there was no edge we had to mack them) cleaned and mulched. I had one spread one run and one filling. never stoped working. I charged $800.00 total.

thats a bit more like it !!! I get retail on the mulch plus $30 a yard to install.
$ 40 for delivery up to ten yards, and if it needs extra weeding and such more$$$$$

ALC-GregH
03-27-2008, 10:40 PM
I know this is a broad question due to each property being different but what is the average amount of mulch needed to complete the average sized home/property?

AllProLC
03-28-2008, 12:32 AM
Yes the mulch cost 240.50 its not dyed. dyed is what I normaly us thats about 25.00 yd. with three of us we edged (there was no edge we had to mack them) cleaned and mulched. I had one spread one run and one filling. never stoped working. I charged $800.00 total.
So for about $61.50 you delivered,edged & installed mulch. Price a little on the low side, but you can only get what the market will bear. Still seems like a lot of time to spread 13 yds., I can do 2yds an hour by myself easily.

CLARK LAWN
03-28-2008, 12:49 AM
I know this is a broad question due to each property being different but what is the average amount of mulch needed to complete the average sized home/property?

anywere from 1-1000000!! measure the beds and go from there only way to tell

nemow
03-28-2008, 02:00 AM
I know this is a broad question due to each property being different but what is the average amount of mulch needed to complete the average sized home/property?

It does seem like a broad question but for some reason I do alot of 5 yard residential mulch jobs. Never really thought about it until you asked. You should measure and follow the formula thats on here somewhere. It is posted in a "sticky" thread.

flxinxj
03-28-2008, 09:15 AM
most resd. with garden around house and a little tree here and there are about 4-5 this pert. house has a large garden that raps around the side and back corner of the property. that is one reason why it tacks a little longer, more time to edge and clane all of that out. it does not tack that long to lay the mulch more time in edge and cleaning garden. so all and all you guys think im a little low on price. so this customer is getting a prity good deal? Thanks agen.

ALC-GregH
03-28-2008, 10:25 AM
thanks nemow, thats what I was looking for. I knew it was a broad question but also knew someone would have the answer. thanks again....

prizeprop
03-28-2008, 05:44 PM
most resd. with garden around house and a little tree here and there are about 4-5 this pert. house has a large garden that raps around the side and back corner of the property. that is one reason why it tacks a little longer, more time to edge and clane all of that out. it does not tack that long to lay the mulch more time in edge and cleaning garden. so all and all you guys think im a little low on price. so this customer is getting a prity good deal? Thanks agen.
Whenever it takes a little longer it costs you money,I always charge for it. Like I said in the thread earlier.Charge for prep if its out of control, then go with your standard mulch per yard installation price.You spent at least $440 on mulch and payroll, so your down to $360 gross for yourself in a whole day and thats not even including your other exspenses.You probably netted around $200 dollars.Not putting you down, just trying to help.