5 Yrd Of Dirt

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by SERRICO, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    CUSTOMER WANTS TO SPREAD 5 YARDS OF DIRT ON HIS FLOWERBED AND BACK YARD.

    WHAT OR HOW WOULD YOU CHARGE HIM?
     
  2. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    about 35-40% more than you charge for mulch, dirt is heavy
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Wrong forum!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is in the Maint section of landscaping.

    65 bucks and up a yard if its easy to get to.
     
  4. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    CUSTOMER WILL PROVIDE DIRT.
    SO I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT LABOR.
    2 MEN CREW
     
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    tell him you charge hourly, and set yourself a wage to charge hourly, i would charge $45 an hr. also, CAPS on the forum means yelling ;) i could careless bout caps, but i know somepeople do.
     
  6. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    Sorry to those who care about CAPS on the forum but I wasn't yelling :)

    thanks PremierLandscaping
     
  7. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    I personally suggest giving quote for the job rather than telling the customer your hourly rate. Just estimate how long it will take and multiply that by the hourly rate and give them the price. We never tell customers hourly rates--they hear $60 or whatever and think it is outrageous and then you have to explain to them why the rate is what it is--expenses, insurance, etc...

    Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?
     
  8. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?

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    Well, he just wants to fill up some pothole (dog did it) in his back yard and some in his existing flower bed.
     
  9. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Take me an hour. 1 person 1 machine $$95.00
     
  10. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    Wow, makes me think I should buy a machine, seriously though, I am starting to sub to a "bobcat-guy" I know and its working out well. btw what machine would you use?
     

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