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Old 11-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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I do everything by the hour, because, like stated aboutve, all we do is sell time. Weather I'm mowing, laying down a hardscape, spreading mulch, raking leaves, all I'm doing is selling time. So I figure out how much I want to make per hour doing a service and charge accordingly. In the case of mulch, I charge labor from the time I arrive at JD landscapes to pick up the mulch to the time I leave the job site plus the cost of materials. I do not, however, mark up materials.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:10 PM
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You only mark up materials when you buy them wholesale.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:53 PM
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We base on access to beds amount of prep often have to remove mulch to make way for new especially on high builds fast food locations we charge 45.00 yard just for the product all prep labor and install labor added on top of that.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:37 AM
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We usually charge $55.00 per yard labor and material for red fir our cost for each yard is $18.00. You have to take in mind if they are a lot of shrubs you are going to be working with and also depending on the property type any hills or slopes.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:11 AM
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I get the cost of the mulch($30) plus 1 man hour ($45)= $75/yd installed I usually include edging for that price if I can do it with my echo bed redefiner. hand edging is extra
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:41 AM
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I get the cost of the mulch($30) plus 1 man hour ($45)= $75/yd installed I usually include edging for that price if I can do it with my echo bed redefiner. hand edging is extra
Is that the only time you use your bed redefiner? I bought one and am having trouble justifying the purchase because I really haven't used it yet.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:27 AM
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Have any of you noticed that, oftentimes, it is more profitable to have the mulch delivered than haul it your self, especially when considering the time it takes to get it and the cost to haul it to the site? Your costs may vary but it seems it costs almost $2 per mile to run my F150 and landscape trailer. Also, mulch in a pile seems to spread more quickly than unloading it from a trailer.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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I get painted mulches for $23 a yard and charge $80 with a 2 yard minimum. Regular bark mulch is around $13 and we charge $70. But I am planning on raising prices at least 10% this coming year.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:46 PM
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Have any of you noticed that, oftentimes, it is more profitable to have the mulch delivered than haul it your self, especially when considering the time it takes to get it and the cost to haul it to the site? Your costs may vary but it seems it costs almost $2 per mile to run my F150 and landscape trailer. Also, mulch in a pile seems to spread more quickly than unloading it from a trailer.
Depends what your setup is... Local place wants $20 in town delivery with 5 yard minimum. I can get 5 yards in my truck and still charge people for that $20 in delivery. If you are setup to haul the mulch it makes sense to do it yourself, if not you don't really have a choice
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:08 PM
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Oh… this thread again.
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