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SERRICO
06-14-2004, 04:41 PM
CUSTOMER WANTS TO SPREAD 5 YARDS OF DIRT ON HIS FLOWERBED AND BACK YARD.

WHAT OR HOW WOULD YOU CHARGE HIM?

kels
06-14-2004, 04:49 PM
about 35-40% more than you charge for mulch, dirt is heavy

EagleLandscape
06-14-2004, 04:49 PM
Wrong forum!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is in the Maint section of landscaping.

65 bucks and up a yard if its easy to get to.

SERRICO
06-14-2004, 05:01 PM
CUSTOMER WILL PROVIDE DIRT.
SO I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT LABOR.
2 MEN CREW

RedWingsDet
06-14-2004, 05:02 PM
tell him you charge hourly, and set yourself a wage to charge hourly, i would charge $45 an hr. also, CAPS on the forum means yelling ;) i could careless bout caps, but i know somepeople do.

SERRICO
06-14-2004, 05:22 PM
Sorry to those who care about CAPS on the forum but I wasn't yelling :)

thanks PremierLandscaping

GLS
06-14-2004, 09:47 PM
I personally suggest giving quote for the job rather than telling the customer your hourly rate. Just estimate how long it will take and multiply that by the hourly rate and give them the price. We never tell customers hourly rates--they hear $60 or whatever and think it is outrageous and then you have to explain to them why the rate is what it is--expenses, insurance, etc...

Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?

SERRICO
06-15-2004, 08:56 AM
Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?

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Well, he just wants to fill up some pothole (dog did it) in his back yard and some in his existing flower bed.

Strawbridge Lawn
06-27-2004, 09:40 PM
Take me an hour. 1 person 1 machine $$95.00

trying 2b organic
07-19-2004, 11:02 PM
Wow, makes me think I should buy a machine, seriously though, I am starting to sub to a "bobcat-guy" I know and its working out well. btw what machine would you use?

Lawn-Scapes
07-19-2004, 11:56 PM
$250.................................