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Old 03-24-2014, 02:46 PM
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Fair mulch price?

Hey everyone, I'm solo operating this job and was wondering what's a good price to charge per bag of 2cu ft of pine bark mini nugget mulch? Customer is paying and delivering the mulch (it's $2.33 a bag) and I laid it. (I have already completed this job but want to know what's a fair price) overall I laid (I did a bunch of other stuff too but I'm just talking about the mulch right now) 71 bags of mulch is $2.00 a bag a good price ($142) (I know most people price per cu yard and such but I'm not familiar with that, so is this a a complete lowball or a good price) (client is also a friend but does live in a nice house and neighborhood) really would love to hear back from you'll! Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:19 PM
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:39 PM
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Hey everyone, I'm solo operating this job and was wondering what's a good price to charge per bag of 2cu ft of pine bark mini nugget mulch? Customer is paying and delivering the mulch (it's $2.33 a bag) and I laid it. (I have already completed this job but want to know what's a fair price) overall I laid (I did a bunch of other stuff too but I'm just talking about the mulch right now) 71 bags of mulch is $2.00 a bag a good price ($142) (I know most people price per cu yard and such but I'm not familiar with that, so is this a a complete lowball or a good price) (client is also a friend but does live in a nice house and neighborhood) really would love to hear back from you'll! Thanks in advance!
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How long did it take you? My calculations show about 5.3 yards of mulch which if you charged $142, my opinion is that's low. Did you edge? Did you weed the beds? Or was it just laying it?

Laying only that might be a decent price but I certainly don't do jobs like that and depends on the time it took.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:43 PM
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I did a bunch of other stuff including weeding digging up a bunch of old shrubs, Lilly's, and plants and planted a bunch of shrubs and I also did the first cut of the season and a major trim job! overall I spent 20hrs doing everything but like only half of that was laying mulch I'm just talking about raw laying mulch price thank you, keep em coming!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:47 PM
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How long did it take to lay the bags of mulch? That will determine if it's a good price or not.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:57 PM
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$220 to lay the mulch.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:41 PM
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Thanks and keep me coming, it took me probably about 6-7.5 hours I think.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:46 PM
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IMO, it's too low. I try to bill no less than $30/hr for any labor I provide, usually $40.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:02 PM
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6 hrs of labor for me would be around $375
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:24 PM
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$50/manhr is what we charge for landscape work.
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