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Treeslayer
04-06-2003, 02:48 PM
My mom is going to buy about 50 yards of mulch in bulk and have it delivered. whats an average rate per yard to have it spread?
It will be dumped in one spot, and she has a BIG yard. she lives 3 hours away, and when I lived there (with a chipper) I took care of it. Heck, I'll pay for the labor, I'm just too busy to go do it.

rbruchwalski
04-10-2003, 03:33 PM
I charge $35 per manhour to spread the mulch, and I would have me and one other person doing the job. I could get it done in one 8 hour day. Thats $560 for one day.

NAT
04-10-2003, 07:20 PM
We charge 60.00 per yard installed and may include edging. That's including material and labor. However, we would also charge 35.00 per man hour if we had to hump it off the ground. So two men would be 70.00 an hour. On really large jobs like this one needing 50 yards. we often subcontract to a mulch blower company who charges us 34.00 per yard installed. I would try and locate someone to blow it in if you have that type of company in your area. :blob4:

Mike Bradbury
04-11-2003, 01:42 AM
and one man with a rake to spread. 4-5 hours. (assuming accessability). I'd charge $350 for that.

Green Pastures
04-11-2003, 10:33 AM
I'll never hump mulch again, especially 50 yards.

Read the above posts carefully the best answer is already there.

bommaritro
04-14-2003, 02:37 PM
I agree humping mulch is a pain in the @#$ and the back. But many of us don't have a mulch blowing company close enough to us to make it a cost effective. I think the closest contractor Whit a blower tom me is over 2 -3 hrs away. The cost of his travel time would greatly jack the price of the install up beyond my profit margin. For 50yds. I know I would have to hump it all by my lonesome or sub the mulch out to someone else. At any rate my charge per man hour would fall between $45-$60 depending on the size. Smaller jobs higher rate bigger jobs lower rate.

Ron

MCGRAIL LAWN
04-16-2003, 11:33 AM
How do you locate a company to blow in the mulch.

I have a homeowners assc. that beeds 225 yards of mulch.

I was thinking 2 bobcats and about 5 guys can get it done in one day.

But I heard it is $35/yd to have a blown in
that is still $35/yd profit for me.

I am on the southside (suburbs) of chicago, IL

Please e-mail or call me with a company if you know of one

Evan528
04-16-2003, 09:13 PM
I do not know how you guys are making a living at 50 per yard installed!!! I sure hope that dosnt include edging and prepwork like weeding. We get 80-100 a yard installed depending on the difficulty of the job.

ksland
04-16-2003, 09:33 PM
Not a penny less than $1200

landscaper3
04-16-2003, 10:10 PM
We get $59 per yard dark installed. We buy 3-5 trailer truck loads a year. We pay $15 to $16 per yard for black mulch and resell for the $59 per yard. Our profit after labor & fuel is around $35.00 per yard we install around 300 yards a year so how do we make money at $59 per yard, easy, ALOT!!!!!!

Darryl G
04-16-2003, 11:03 PM
Why's that Green Pastures... did you get splinters??:D

turfsolutions
04-17-2003, 09:06 PM
$72.00 per yard labor and materials for quality bark mulching. Bed Preparation (weeding/ bed edger) is extra.

I also agree that I don't know how you guys can charge $60 per yard with edging. Thats crazy. You are killing the industry.

Doogiegh
05-12-2003, 01:04 AM
I know you guys are talking of buying mulch in massive bulk quantities and dumping it in the back of a trailer or truck.. But if the backyard is difficult to get into and you're going to used bagged mulch and have 2 yards to do ( and getting bulk with wheelbarrows humping it is out of the question) how would you bill it??

Gary

Bob Minney
05-12-2003, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by darryl gesner
Why's that Green Pastures... did you get splinters??:D

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

w/o seeing the site I would estimate 25 hours labor to spread. no bed prep included.