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Old 08-30-2010, 11:02 PM
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i dunno how he made any money if this included the price of mulch as well, around here the cheapest mulch i can get is like 25 a yard 25x11=$275 for product. he charged $360 for the entire job, thats like $85 bucks to install it all????
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:04 PM
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wow, your getting good money for mulch. I have been doing $75 installed. Your getting 75 just for labor?
yea we charge 75per yard installed that included edging,weeding, and laying the product. than whatever the cost of mulch is on top of that.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:11 PM
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i dunno how he made any money if this included the price of mulch as well, around here the cheapest mulch i can get is like 25 a yard 25x11=$275 for product. he charged $360 for the entire job, thats like $85 bucks to install it all????
i get mine for $18. Makes sense. I charge extra for edging and prep. So it is probably close.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:19 PM
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:27 PM
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:30 PM
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:30 PM
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Well today me and my brother had our first big mulch job. We ended up spreading right at 11 cubic feet of mulch. It was more than expected, but we still made a decent profit. A different company put the landscaping in in April and it was already overtaken with weeds and about two feet of grass they were supposed to take care of. They were also supposed to come and weed as specified in their contract this past Tuesday. They did come to weed, but they more or less pulled out the really bad things and weed-eated the grass which made a huge mess. Within the past four months almost all the mulch has disappeared, which makes me believe they did not put enough down or used an inferior mulch. I also saw they were in it only to make a profit as they charged almost $4000. Here are some pics after we got finished so let me know what you guys think. Constructive criticism is welcomed!
I guess thats just how some guys operate. Doesn't make sense to me either
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:32 PM
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i get mine for $18. Makes sense. I charge extra for edging and prep. So it is probably close.
i actually work on a sliding scale kinda, i charge 65-75 per yard depending on how much prep is needed, if there is very little weeding and edging i will charge 65 per yard if there is alot of prep i charge 75, all depends how i feel that day really.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:37 PM
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I guess thats just how some guys operate. Doesn't make sense to me either
yeah I mean profit is overrated. think about the great write off this will be at the end of the season. All cost and no profit...no taxes...oh wait....nevermind
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:39 PM
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Ok guys I just cannot justify charging someone 75 dollars a yard to put mulch down. At the price we quoted my brother and I made 15 dollars an hour. Yes I did it too cheap, but I am only going to charge 50 installed now. You have to think this was only putting in the mulch, not edging or anything else.
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