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Old 11-29-2004, 07:06 PM
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Ok so when you give the client an estimate you tell em 60-65 bucks a yard? and that includes the mulch,labor, and delivery?
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:24 PM
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I charge $55/yd installed and delivered with a 5yd min. This does not include bed edging which I get $1 per foot for it.
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:37 PM
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so if some client wanted his beds mulched and only needed 2 yards you wouldnt take it on?
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:06 PM
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$80 a yard for me, and that includes the edges. I will not install mulch without doing the edges!
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:01 PM
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Ok so when you give the client an estimate you tell em 60-65 bucks a yard? and that includes the mulch,labor, and delivery?
No way are you crazy???? You measure it out figure what you need to do a good job. say you come to 3 yards of mulch making the mulch 3" thick. I give a bid of 180.00 for the job. They don't know how much mulch is needed. Give them the figure for the job. Dont tell them it will be 3 yards of mulch and that will cost you 180.00. Say the job is 180.00 and it will be 3" thick roughly before settleing.
I will get my own mulch if under 5 yards. If I need more than 5 yards I charge 60 per yard then add on delivery fee.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:22 PM
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Mulch like alot of other things in this industry varies tremendously depending on where you are. And then it varies even more based upon where it is going and then some. Personally, I charge $50/yd. total. Cost of mulch is $14.50+tax. Most people around here charge a little more, approx $60. However, I can load 14 yds. and have it laid in less than 6 hours all day in one trip. Also I can dump if need be.
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:12 PM
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so if some client wanted his beds mulched and only needed 2 yards you wouldnt take it on?
Scott, I wouldn't do only 2 yards for $55/yard... it would be more like $65 or so up to 5 yds.
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:48 PM
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Stupid question. How do you determine how many yrds will be needed.....hey....i'm still learning, and growing greener by the day. !!
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:06 PM
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$60 per yard labor doesnt include the mulch

5+ yards $50/h

includes delivery, or i get it delivered if its more then 3 yards..
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:30 PM
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Stupid question. How do you determine how many yrds will be needed.....hey....i'm still learning, and growing greener by the day. !!
here is a site to goto to deterimine yardage from sq ft.
http://upstatemulch.com/material_calculator.htm
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