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Old 04-28-2013, 05:13 PM
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Hey exmark. Say if you have 3yds of mulch. What would you charge? And what's included. From start to finish.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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Do maybe there is money in mulch if I just change the way I present the price to the customer.
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I don't know you say you're charging $6 per bag. 13.5 bags in a yard so $81 a yard installed. That is more than I can charge in this area for a yard installed. I'm around $65 a yard installed with no bed prep. I'm only paying $24.30 a yard for the mulch and you're paying $38.48 for a yard of mulch. Of course I didn't add in any sales tax or delivery fees.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:24 PM
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I'm glad alot of you guys don't think I'm crazy for using bags on smaller properties. In some areas of the country were there are huge properties, yeah I get you don't want to show up with 1500 bags of mulch. I'm talking about small resi properties. That creative lawns guy that posted acted like I'm some brain dead idiot for using bags and thinks I'm working at the speed of a grandpa. He was comparing me and 1 guy to a 7 member crew and was blown away by the fact that we couldn't get as much fine as his crew..haha sometimes this site is a joke
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Wrong. I prefer bags, actually. It's faster IMO. And we had 5 people...not 7. If you can't do 2 yards a man an hour then you're too slow. Simple as that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:25 PM
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Wrong. I prefer bags, actually. It's faster IMO. And we had 5 people...not 7. If you can't do 2 yards a man an hour then you're too slow. Simple as that.
I agree with this now. I didn't used to until I started timing myself on mulch jobs. I know how much I can put down with out running around like an idiot.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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So how many bags should a guy put down per hour?
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:35 PM
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So how many bags should a guy put down per hour?
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2 cuft bags at lest 27. 3 cuft bags at least 18.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:43 PM
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Wrong. I prefer bags, actually. It's faster IMO. And we had 5 people...not 7. If you can't do 2 yards a man an hour then you're too slow. Simple as that.
I guess Im real slow. I suppose if you could get your pu right where you need to dunp it its possible.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:44 PM
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My guy did 40 in an hour an a half so that isn't slow
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:07 PM
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Do maybe there is money in mulch if I just change the way I present the price to the customer.
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I got 185 for 1.25 yards of mulch last week. I'm between 80-120/yard installed. Don't know how anyone makes money at 50 a yard or 70 even.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:08 PM
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Hey exmark. Say if you have 3yds of mulch. What would you charge? And what's included. From start to finish.
Depends, minimal weeding? Lets assume no weeding, no hedges, no bed maintenance.

I'm probably at 280-330 depending on the ease of spread
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