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Old 05-29-2013, 10:10 PM
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What would you charge?

Southern PA, friend of a friend, well to do neighborhood, yearly mulch customer, real nice guy
all materials (mulch, rock, trees) already on site

-10 yds black mulch just laid not purchased! (I usually buy at discount and mark up but he buys for this one)
-150 feet of light edging just redefining with gas edger (30 mins work max)
-1/2 yard river rock, large, moved 150 ft in 6cf wheelbarrows install
-remove 6 dead arborvitaes and install 6 new ones 5ft tall, haul off old ones

I'm estimating 16 man hours with three guys break included
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:11 PM
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to clarify-- all materials as in materials installed.
I will be bringing my equipment, wheelbarrows, bed edger, trimmers, blowers, hand tools, pitchforks, tarps, etc...
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:14 PM
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I would say 900-950 on the mulch not including the price of the mulch and depending on how fare you have to move it. (include edging and weeding)

River rock you have me at a lose on that one... never done it before

I would say 60 a bush and you take them away.... (not sure how hard they are to pull out or if you can use a truck....
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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What would you charge?

900 for labor to move 10 yards!!! Good god that's 90+ an hour! For the mulch I would charge 300 to put it down and river rock 200. Edging at 40. And I don't have much experience on bush removal but I would estimate around 300 for all.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:22 PM
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16x your hourly rate. If that's how long you think it'll take you. Only you can set your prices.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 PM
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900 for labor to move 10 yards!!! Good god that's 90+ an hour! For the mulch I would charge 300 to put it down.
Yeah that's a little steep considering everything is already on site. But if they're willing to pay then
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:50 PM
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$55 a man hour
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:29 PM
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All good thoughts in general range of 600-1000 total.. interesting to see how some guys do it differently. I ended u p going on the low side of that.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:16 PM
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I was looking at $750 total. All depends on how hard bushes are to remove. Only variable would be th River rock as I do not have much experience with that one and think last time I did one of those jobs was about three years ago and decided it was not worth my hassle comparing to what I get for lawn treatments. If free time I would do but probably would pass on it during busy season.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:39 PM
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$550 for the mulch
$75 for edging
$60 for the stone
$200 to remove & replace arborvitae
+disposal costs

So $850-$900...
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