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Old 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM
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Mulch Install Question

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I have two clients sharing a total of 10 cubic yards of mulch. It will be dumped on one of there driveways and I must spread it between the two houses (they are next door neighbors). Last year was my first year in the business and I charged each of them $75 total (I know I got burned). Anyways what should I be charging for this. I am not delivering it. I will be weeding beds, edging, and spreading he mulch between the two houses.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:28 PM
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How long did it take you last year to do it. What are you using to trasport from one driveway to the other house.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:29 PM
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How long did it take you last year to do it. What are you using to trasport from one driveway to the other house.
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It took about 4 or 5 hours. We used a wheel barrow and wagon
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM
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Was there two of you last year? I charge between 55 and 65 a yard for double shredded hardwood which includes weeding beds.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM
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"We" as you have a helper.

So 8-10 total MH. What do you need to make a hour using a wheelbarrow and fork. What do you u need to make after expenses.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:41 PM
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The big problem I'm afraid of is hitting them too hard with a price like $150-200 each whereas last year I was uneducated and only charged $75
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:43 PM
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$850-1200 depending on how much weeding is needed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:43 PM
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The big problem I'm afraid of is hitting them too hard with a price like $150-200 each whereas last year I was uneducated and only charged $75
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Even 150 to 200 each would be low for 10 yards. I would put that at 250 to 300 each. How much do you buy the mulch for?
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:47 PM
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The big problem I'm afraid of is hitting them too hard with a price like $150-200 each whereas last year I was uneducated and only charged $75
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No matter what your doing this to make money. Your not doing this to break even. Your not doing this line of work because you like to make less than people at burgerking.

If it took me 8-10 MH I would be around 550-650 for this job. I'd do it for 500$ if these was long time clients that paid on time or early every month.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:53 PM
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I forgot to mention THEY ARE BUYING THE MULCH
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