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$40 per yard too much for installed mulch??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by anothertractor, May 3, 2005.

  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I an charging 48"/yrd for natural and $60 / yrd for colored
    that includes some bed prep like cleaning out the old edge to hold the new mulch
    shaping new beds is extra.

    remember a yard of mulch should cover 108 square feet at 3 inches deep or 81 sq ft at 4 in.
     
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    55-75 per yd installed
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Dag gum!

    I need to raise my mulch prices.

    I've been charging $45 for 10 yds and under. $40 for 10 yds and above.

    I only hand install 10 yds and under anything above 10 yards I have blown in.
     
  4. srk1378

    srk1378 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    You can only get what your area will pay, but from the look of things, your area will easily accept 55-75/ yard. However, if you think a nice job will get you more work in the area, sometimes it is worth making a little less.
     
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    i am getting 65.00 per yrd. installed.
     
  6. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    We've been charging $84/cubic yard this spring, which includes weed cleanout and edging. I haven't seen a bed yet that didn't need some kind of maintenance. Never give a customer a per-yard price. Just give them the cost of the total job.
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Exactly......
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

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

    I only give the total price but I base that on $50-60 per yard installed, weeding and edging are extra

    Derek
     
  9. cmorris

    cmorris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Get mulch at cost of $18.00 yd, installed I charge $50.00. No complaints.
    Even had one complex pay for 54yds delivered themselves. I rented a bobcat, charged the same rate and had job done in 6 hrs, 4 laborers and 1 bobcat operator. $950.00 profit.
     

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