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Old 01-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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How to bid out a mulch job?

I am in the concrete curb business and am doing a job for a customer tomorrow. He also wants it all mulched. Just mulch over the existing mulch.

What is the best way to bid this out?

I get mulch by the yard for 28.00 for the pine bark. How much area does this cover and what you guys charge for labor and the mulch? Thanks

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Old 01-01-2008, 06:23 PM
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Hourly rate, $40 hr. How far will a yard go? Simple math will say 1 yard will cover 160 sq ft 2" thick. 160 sq ft x 2" (.17) deep = 27 cu ft.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:59 PM
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Go to www.upstatemulch.com and use their calculator.

It is very easy to use.


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Old 01-01-2008, 09:44 PM
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I am in the concrete curb business and am doing a job for a customer tomorrow. He also wants it all mulched. Just mulch over the existing mulch.

What is the best way to bid this out?

I get mulch by the yard for 28.00 for the pine bark. How much area does this cover and what you guys charge for labor and the mulch? Thanks

Sean
If you are buying in bulk, you should be able to find pine nuggets all around Tampa for no more than $20/yd. That is too high. Shoot for bagged mulch I pay $25.52 and it is sooooo much easier to deal with than bulk mulch and the nursery loads it on the trailer for you.

As far as pricing, I double the price so it basically comes out to $50.00 a yard installed.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:50 PM
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Materials x three is normally a good way to bid it. So say its $100.00 for mulch, charge them $300.00 to install it.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:41 PM
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i bid my mulch jobs for roughly $65/ yard, i pay about $19.50 per yard and i run myself and another guy at $10/ hour. so i charge $45/ hour in total labor. hope that helps
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:00 PM
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We charge approx. $80 a yard installed w/a machined edge around all beds.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:17 PM
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I charge $75/yd installed for pine which costs me $24.50/yd. and I can easily do 3 yards in an hour by myself.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:16 AM
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Thanks alot guys. I found the mulch for 21.00 per yard.

I am going to bid the job this today.
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