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Old 03-29-2004, 11:51 PM
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Mulching prices

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.

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Old 03-29-2004, 11:54 PM
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If i lay $40.00 worth of mulch i charge $40.00, i just double whatever im installing
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:33 AM
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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.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:09 AM
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In my area, I get it for 14.50/yd.

To deliver and install, i charge $65.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:53 AM
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Here I can deliver it for $18-22 /yrd depending on what it is, and I install it for $50-60/yrd
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:56 AM
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Dbl grnd hardwood..we deliver and install for $ 65.00 per yd. Red Dye is $ 75.00 per yard delivered & installed
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:24 AM
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:26 AM
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what's with my keyboard with the t"s
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:33 PM
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try doing a search, about 900 people have asked the same question
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:34 PM
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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.
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