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kylefiroe90
03-29-2009, 11:55 AM
Alrite so i get mulch for $15 a yard right next to my house. I deliver it myself this job is about 10 miles away. How much should i charge per yard to be delivered and installed. All has to be done with a wheel barrel and pitch fork. and its kinda hilly.

Columbia Care
03-29-2009, 10:02 PM
I use the following for quoting mulch application:
-price of mulch plus tax.
-price of supplies plus tax (weed guard fabric, etc.)
-delivery fee for mulch (usually $50)
-Estimate number of hours to spread mulch times my hourly rate.
-add 10% to the spreading cost for overhead.

Add it all together and that is my quote.

turbo5560
03-29-2009, 10:20 PM
$45-50 per yard bought, delivered, and installed (no weeding or fabric included)

4.3mudder
03-29-2009, 10:26 PM
I do about 50-60 delivered and installed,depends on mileage. Just throwing it out there and spreading around evenly, nothing else. 15 bucks a yard? Dang, that's cheap.

kylefiroe90
03-30-2009, 12:52 AM
yep $15 a yard is the best deal around here and its rite down the road. I was figurin about $55 a yard including the material delivery and install. Wat ya think?

kylefiroe90
03-31-2009, 08:38 PM
anyone got anything??

qualitylawnpro
03-31-2009, 08:48 PM
$80 to $100 yard put down i charge 100 no problems yet. i buy mine for $28 yard hardwood.

touhey33
03-31-2009, 09:28 PM
Alrite so i get mulch for $15 a yard right next to my house. I deliver it myself this job is about 10 miles away. How much should i charge per yard to be delivered and installed. All has to be done with a wheel barrel and pitch fork. and its kinda hilly.

$15 dollars is real cheap for mulch, just make sure its quality mulch your putting down and not crap you find by construction sites and other strange places. I pay $20/yard for Grade A hardwood, and charge $55/yard for install. Tinted mulches are a little more, as well as AA and AAA.

kylefiroe90
03-31-2009, 10:47 PM
ya its pretty good brown hardwood mulch. Never had a complaint before so i guess its alright. I mite try and get $60 out of this job im lookin at this week cuz its alot of walking with a wheel barrel.

kylefiroe90
04-02-2009, 10:25 PM
Alrite so i did some measurements on a job today. I estimated that at 3 inches thick this job will take 75 yards. I was goin to charge $60 per yard. Thats $4500 total. To me that seems very high. I dont know if im rite or im wrong it seems kinda ridiculous to me but i dont know.
My figures:
-At 3 inches it takes 9.3 yards to cover 1,000 sq ft.
-At 4 inches thick it takes 12.3 yards to cover 1,000 sq ft.
Are my figures right or wrong?? Please help

Columbia Care
04-02-2009, 11:06 PM
TP me and I can provide you an Excel formula that will help you out.

turbo5560
04-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Alrite so i did some measurements on a job today. I estimated that at 3 inches thick this job will take 75 yards. I was goin to charge $60 per yard. Thats $4500 total. To me that seems very high. I dont know if im rite or im wrong it seems kinda ridiculous to me but i dont know.
My figures:
-At 3 inches it takes 9.3 yards to cover 1,000 sq ft.
-At 4 inches thick it takes 12.3 yards to cover 1,000 sq ft.
Are my figures right or wrong?? Please help

figure it at 1.5 to 2 inches... 3 inches is over kill. You can get your price down and save the customer money and have the same results.

turbo5560
04-03-2009, 09:34 PM
and here is what one yard covers:
Depth
1 Cubic Yard covers

.5”
648 sq feet

1”
324 sq feet

2”
162 sq feet

3”
108 sq feet

4”
81 sq feet

5”
64.8 sq feet

6”
54 sq feet

7”
46.29 sq feet

8”
40.5 sq feet

9”
36 sq feet

10”
32.4 sq feet

11”
29.46 sq feet

12’’
27 sq feet

kylefiroe90
04-03-2009, 10:55 PM
hm...I can prolly work it down and get the job, hopefully. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow mornin when i call the customer. Thanks for all the help