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Old 05-03-2005, 03:38 PM
anothertractor anothertractor is offline
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$40 per yard too much for installed mulch??

I am new in the business and have not yet done a mulch installation. I measured a job last night and called with a price. I is a 12 yard job and I quoted $40 per yard. The total of $480 sounded kind of high but I went with it. She was amazed to say the least. It was way too high for her. Can any of you tell me what a decent rate is? I can buy the mulch for $15 per yard and can haul about 5 yards at a time. I am in central VA if it helps. I want to give her a fair price and it is in a nice neighborhood that I do not do any work in at this time. I would like to get more work there. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:42 PM
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mulch prices

we charge between $ 65 /yd & $ 85 /yd
costs mulch $ 22, express blower $19
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:52 PM
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I charge around $60 depending on the price of mulch, it seems extremly high in my area..
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:30 PM
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55 to 75 just depends mulch plus delivery plus install no edging no weeding no pruning
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:48 PM
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Way to low!

I go around 70.00 on average. Depends on site conditions as well as prep work may make it higher.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:08 PM
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I've had that a few times this year 1 was a 6 yrd job I charge 50.00/yrd + delivery I think the job with edging and weeding came out to be around $450.00 and the guy I thought was going to have a heart attack! He then said no thanks I'll get someone else, I said ok sir thank you for the opportunity. I drove by just out of curiosity and he had someone else do it all right mulch all over the driveway, mulch in the grass about 3-4 inches no edges, etc. I saw him again last week and asked him if he had found someone yet he said I sure did I asked him how much? He said he paid $265.00 for the whole job, I said wow thats a great deal! Mumbling on my way back to the truck "Dipsh_t it looked better before he touched it."
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:12 PM
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Im in Central Virginia and I get 65.00 a yard installed.

I get 45.00 a yard to install mulch that is already on site.

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Old 05-03-2005, 10:15 PM
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$40.00/yard + labor rate/man (cedar/browns)
$45.00/yard + labor rate/man (reds)
Labor includes edging out all beds.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:26 PM
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I get mulch at $28 per yard. I started my pricing at $55. I was getting quick replies of "YES!" so I raised my rates. I am at $80/yard delivered and installed. Still getting the "YES!" from customers, but don't want to press my luck I think $80 is just fine. From what I have learned just play with the numbers and see what the market will bare.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:32 PM
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$50 per yard installed, up to 15 yards.
$45 per yard installed, after 16 yards or more.
This is for lawn contract customers only.
Otherwise add $5 to $10 per yard depending on the current condition of the beds.

Also $.75 a foot for lawn contracts with edged beds from last year'
$.85 a foot for lawn contracts with no edged beds from last year
$1 a foot for anybody else and I don't care what the beds look like.
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