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cutting it close
04-24-2010, 07:54 PM
Hey guys from long island New York and have a question on mulch pricing..I got a price from a nursery for mulch my customer wanted red mulch and the nursery wanted $25 a yard. I told my customer $55 a yard and that included the mulch and my labor of application ..... Is this to high, because he is bitching about the price which is $700 and some change for 13 yards of mulch and edge cutting and application... Feed back from Long Island New York and any others..Thanks

04-24-2010, 08:02 PM
That's a very fair price!
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04-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Apparently he got quoted $300 and change from a guy. Now thinking about the contractor is barely covering cost of the mulch, bc from what I am told red and black is more expensive. WTF??? Why do contractor quote ridc low prices?? Honestly, this my first season and this is a downer!!!!
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04-24-2010, 08:09 PM
He's full of **** and trying to sucker a new guy into saying " oh yeah I can match that" walk from it!!!! No way is anyone doing it for 300. Stick to your price or don't do it.
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04-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Thank you. Your comment made me feel better. He is going with other compnay I wouldn't budge on proce my price is fair I feel and my work is worth every bit of it. I hope for his sac ots worth the cheaper price. Douch bag low ballers.
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04-24-2010, 09:26 PM
$100- $140 a yard of mulch installed, bed edging and cleaning is additional. my 2 cents.

04-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Hey, let them run themselves out of business, I'm sure it won't take long :)

Keep your prices fair, and charge what you need too.

Lawn RX 10
04-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Oh deer! See this is what im most afraid of....starting in 10 months and already am starting to thin about walking that thin line of not bidding to low but not too high too! As i start im sure i wil go low i ust wnat work! How has your experince been so far being a new guy???? Just doing mostly lawn mowing? Many custmors? Use flyers? Very interested about the new guy! As i will be one soon.

04-24-2010, 10:31 PM
$100- $140 a yard of mulch installed, bed edging and cleaning is additional. my 2 cents.

WOW I get $65 a yard and some people just look at me like a deer in head lights.

Pennings Gardens
04-24-2010, 10:48 PM
$80 a yard installed, 3 yard minimum. that is pretty much average around here

04-24-2010, 11:11 PM
Thats a fair price. I charge $40 for every 100 sq' I'm mulching. That takes care of the cost of the mulch and the prep work. I may even add extra cost for hauling expence.

04-26-2010, 02:58 AM
$80 a yard installed, if weeding and edging $100 a yard installed

04-26-2010, 12:20 PM
i would agree. you got to know when to hold em and know when to fold me.

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04-26-2010, 12:22 PM
My price is fair it seems. At least to you guys. Lol
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04-26-2010, 09:21 PM
Here in CT I buy directly through the largest mulch distributor in the state and red mulch costs me $27 per yard for Red Pine and $32 for Red Cedar. For just laying the mulch with no edging or weeding I charge $85/yard, but most places i do need the beds cleaned and a fresh edge applied so i usually end up charging $100/yd.. Theres always guys that will do it cheaper but I think I do a great clean job and anything less isnt worth my time. Mulch is pretty easy but can be back breaking at times. Dont work for free!!!! Set your prices and stick to them!!!

04-27-2010, 04:09 PM
your price is very fair. 300 is way too low

04-27-2010, 10:26 PM
ya i charge $38 per yard (premium mulch) and $25 a yard for install/labor. Bed prep and edging is def. extra! Like the other guy said....hes trying to get over on ya. Im fairly new myself, and need the work as well, but i wont sell myself short. i have walked away from mowing, seeding, and mulch jobs because people wont pay the right amount. what ive learned so far is if they say "oh i can get some1 to do it for..." they are just bullshittn. why havent they called that guy already? good for u to not give in right away like sum of these newbies do. (BTW the $38/yard is what i charge not what i get it for if u were wondering)

04-27-2010, 10:33 PM
$100- $140 a yard of mulch installed, bed edging and cleaning is additional. my 2 cents.

DAMN! i wish i could get that. people around here would laugh at me. im thinkin about movin away from these cheapskates anyway