View Full Version : Mulching prices

03-29-2004, 11:51 PM
Since I just went on my own in business this year, I am trying to branch out and do more with my LCO. I have been asked several times this year about mulching residences. What is the going rate for putting down a cu. yd. of mulch? Or do most of you do it by the job. Just trying to get ideas of how much to charge. I can buy locally regular hardwood mulch of $16 a yd and fine hardwood for $23. That is including my 20% discount.

Thanks for your help

Gary :gunsfirin

03-29-2004, 11:54 PM
If i lay $40.00 worth of mulch i charge $40.00, i just double whatever im installing

03-30-2004, 07:33 AM
Paying $20/yd. and charging $55 installed. That seems to be a fairly standard rate around here, and it returns me the profit I need.

03-30-2004, 08:09 AM
In my area, I get it for 14.50/yd.

To deliver and install, i charge $65.

03-30-2004, 08:53 AM
Here I can deliver it for $18-22 /yrd depending on what it is, and I install it for $50-60/yrd

03-30-2004, 08:56 AM
Dbl grnd hardwood..we deliver and install for $ 65.00 per yd. Red Dye is $ 75.00 per yard delivered & installed

03-30-2004, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by packerbacker
If i lay $40.00 worth of mulch i charge $40.00, i just double whatever I'm installing

wouldn't't you be breaking even if you laid 40 and charged 40?. wouldn't't you want to charge 80?. that would be double. Maybe i'm reading your reply wrong but 40 x 2 is 80.

03-30-2004, 11:26 AM
what's with my keyboard with the t"s

03-30-2004, 02:33 PM
try doing a search, about 900 people have asked the same question

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC.
03-30-2004, 03:34 PM
He is including the $40 to install it. His rate is double what the install is. If he has to install $100 worth of mulch, he will charge $100 plus the $100 to buy the mulch for a grand total of $200.