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Old 03-14-2012, 02:59 PM
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How much to charge for mulch and edging?

Just starting out and I need to know what I should be charging to do mulch and edging. I was thinking around 30 a hour but I really have no idea. Any help would be great.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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I know you are wanting pricing help but you are opening a can of worms on here with a bunch of people......you'll see. Most guys don't talk pricing. You develop your price based on time, equipment, insurance, etc. good luck man, I hope you do well.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:34 PM
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I know you are wanting pricing help but you are opening a can of worms on here with a bunch of people......you'll see. Most guys don't talk pricing. You develop your price based on time, equipment, insurance, etc. good luck man, I hope you do well.
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Like above states only you know how much you can charge to make $$ how much mulch, how you plan to move it how many helpers, you haul it or get it delivered too many variables to count
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:57 PM
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I charge $65 for a yard of mulch installed.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 AM
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I try to give yall as much info as I can:
Solo oper
I'm picking up and hauling
lic and insur
about a 20 mile round trip
I make 20 and some change at my full time job so I was thinking I need to make aleast that all said and done. Just need to know if I'm lowballen or over charging. My work is very good and I don't leave any mess for customers to clean up.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:53 AM
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Hamilton you are only a hour away.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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I charge $55-$70 per yard of mulch installed. You have to factor in how much bed prep, how far you have to haul in wheelbarrows, and if it is open area or you are installing the mulch around a bunch of flowers which takes longer.

If you can work fast and have good work ethic I would stay away from hourly mulching.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Usually around $70-$80 a yard installed plus delivery charge. Go with the yard/hour ratio just to be safe. Add extra for haul away. Edging driveways or sidewalks are usually included in my mow service but I think .10/ft would work. You won't make much off of that but it's a start
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 PM
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This is why we can't tell you how much to charge. My price ranges from $85-$105 avg. per yrd installed on hardwood. A lot of variables to consider. Location, transpotation, opperating cost, etc.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:20 AM
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Really a quick rule if your just starting out is charge double what the mulch cost without fabric and without removal of material.
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