15 yards of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by greengator, May 20, 2004.

  1. greengator

    greengator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    How much would anyone charge to spread 15 yards of mulch solo? I quoted a guy 675. He said you are crazy I had it done last year for 75.00. Well you better call up that guy and he hung up on me.
     
  2. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Well we never just spread mulch. we always ege, prune, and clean out the beds prior to mulching. We are doing a 9-10 yard job tomorrow to $950. It will take 2 guys about 8 hours to complete.
     
  3. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    I pay $25/yard for the mulch and charge $75 per yard but that includes any edging and weeding. Pruning is extra as it is unrelated in my opinion.
     
  4. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    And as for time. Just spreading mulch, and hustling I can do 2-3 yards per hour
     
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    I charge $66 per yard....does not include edging, weeding, etc.....
     
  6. greengator

    greengator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I usually charge 50 per yard but there was so much i charge 45. not including the weeding and edging. How much do you guys buy the mulch for? I get a good discount on it I pay 14. per yard for black and 19 for red. Thats 4 to 5 dollars cheaper than what a customer could get it for.
     
  7. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 696

    Howd you come up with 675?

    Matt
     
  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Just to Spread 15 yards of mulch, with no hills to push the cart up my cost would be $975.00 with Prep and edge the price jumps to $1275.00

    I pay between $14 and $16 a yard for triple ground depending on how much I have dumped in my mulch bin.

    I charge between $65.00 and $85.00 to spread mulch. $65 is a flat Property $85 Hills in my way

    For prep and edge I add $20 per yard to the total.

    This system has worked for me for 5 years now.

    Hope that helps
     
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    edging should be a completely different price. you can easily get smoked if you include edging or only charge a small fee for it. we recently did 7 yds of mulch. the edging alone was 4.5 man hrs. weeding 30 min. so, 5 hrs of edging and prep was charged @$45 per hr. then, the $65 per cu yd of mulch price was charged.
     
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Your price of $675 was fine.
    His $75 comment puts him out in the plutonian atmosphere somewhere.....................
     

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