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Old 08-30-2010, 11:44 PM
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why would you want to work for 15 bucks an hour? trust me when you get older, and bigger (if you actually survive making no money) you will look back on this and wonder why you were cheap.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:46 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.
I will not install mulch if they don't want it edged. You say what a crappy job the other company did.....what do you think people will think of your work if you dont prep properly. You are also going to have overhead and one other pesky little thing called TAXES. How bout your insurance and all your tools and what not. I am getting aggravated so I will leave it at that.
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yea hes clearly not a real business, just a few 15 year olds working for pizza money,
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:56 PM
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I will not install mulch if they don't want it edged. You say what a crappy job the other company did.....what do you think people will think of your work if you dont prep properly. You are also going to have overhead and one other pesky little thing called TAXES. How bout your insurance and all your tools and what not. I am getting aggravated so I will leave it at that.
don't forget the truck and the fiel to get the material to the jobsite. Kid THINKS he made $15 an hour when in reality he was paying this old woman for the opportunity to work.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:09 AM
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Why not charge a fee for the mulch -- say $30. - $35. per yard, then an hourly rate to spread it. That way, if you have to do other things like edging, or cleaning out a patch of grass, or small grading with a rake, or whatever, you're covered.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:21 PM
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wvaughn7 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.
wvaughn7,

If you can get your mulch for $18.00per yard and charge $50.00, that leaves $32.00 for install. That's a little better than what you had.. I think in my area that's is a fare (low) price. If you edge I'd add $1.50 per linear ft for edging. But that does not include weed pulling...
If you are required to pull weeds by hand that would be another charge per square foot.
If it was a newly installed bed, I would put my edge down(1.50LF, Roundup inside the perimeter (1.50 sq ft) then come back the next day and lay mulch at $50.00 per yard.

At least you got some experience on this one...even if you didn't get much cash...
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wvaughn7,

If you can get your mulch for $18.00per yard and charge $50.00, that leaves $32.00 for install. That's a little better than what you had.. I think in my area that's is a fare (low) price. If you edge I'd add $1.50 per linear ft for edging. But that does not include weed pulling...
If you are required to pull weeds by hand that would be another charge per square foot.
If it was a newly installed bed, I would put my edge down(1.50LF, Roundup inside the perimeter (1.50 sq ft) then come back the next day and lay mulch at $50.00 per yard.

At least you got some experience on this one...even if you didn't get much cash...
$1.50 per linear foot for edging is an absolutely absurd price and you will get very few jobs with that price. 300 feet of edging for $450. what is your hourly rate $300.
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wvaughn7,

If you can get your mulch for $18.00per yard and charge $50.00, that leaves $32.00 for install. That's a little better than what you had.. I think in my area that's is a fare (low) price. If you edge I'd add $1.50 per linear ft for edging. But that does not include weed pulling...
If you are required to pull weeds by hand that would be another charge per square foot.
If it was a newly installed bed, I would put my edge down(1.50LF, Roundup inside the perimeter (1.50 sq ft) then come back the next day and lay mulch at $50.00 per yard.

At least you got some experience on this one...even if you didn't get much cash...
$1.50 a linear foot for edging and $50 per yard installed. Thats like selling a brand new F350 for 10 grand and charging 20 grand for power windows.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:17 PM
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$1.50 a linear foot for edging and $50 per yard installed. Thats like selling a brand new F350 for 10 grand and charging 20 grand for power windows.

Ok if I'm making a brand new bed from scratch that is 10ft wide x 10ft long(square) with no berm, mulched 3" inches deep and Qty2 boxwood's installed.


I would price it like this:

Mulch = $18.00 @ $18.00 cu yard
installation = $32.00 @$32.00 per yard
Edge = $75.00 @ 1.50 lft
Roundup = $15.00 @.15 sq ft (Note: in previous post I said 1.50 sq ft by mistake)

Qty 2 Buxus ( Green Velvet Boxwood 3gal. ) $72.00 @ $32.00 each
Installation $43.20 @ 60%(60% is on the low side)

Total $255.20
Tax $5.40

Grand total $260.60

(That's the way it's done by me...)
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:37 PM
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I messed up on the dimension above, that would be a bed 5x20...Oh, and total time on property maybe 30min?
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