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Old 03-27-2014, 05:01 PM
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Price for Mulching an HOA

I am currently figuring out a price to mulch a neighborhood I mow for. All of the beds are easily accessible by wheel barrel.

124 tress with 4' diameter
148 trees with 17' diameter

Plus a bed that I already know will take 7yds.

I'm coming up with around 110 yards of mulch.

I usually charge $75 per yard, but since the size of this I will give a discount. I'm planning on charging $55 a yard. So that's around $6,050 and I'm planning on rounding up to $6,200 to save myself if I miss calculated any.

Does all of that sound about right?
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:17 PM
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You're in the ball park. See if you have a bark blower in your area
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:17 PM
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This really depends on the depth of the mulch you will be putting down.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:29 PM
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That's an enormous discount IMO.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:48 PM
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I'm putting down about 1". The beds are already well established.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:21 PM
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That's an enormous discount IMO.
Agreed. I would maybe discount $5.00 per yard at best, only because of the size of the job. Any more off and your customer is happier, and should be with your profit!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:28 PM
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I wouldn't give an almost 25% a yard discount! That's $$ right out of your pocket! Look into getting a mulch manufacturer to delivery a tractor trail load and concrete buggys instead of all that walking with wheel barrows.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:12 AM
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The reason I think 55 over 75 is a bad idea is the fact that you're only putting down 1 inch. That's so much spreading over huge square footage. I would bring it up to 7k at least. Still over a grand under your usual very very reasonable rate.
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