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Am I out of line?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lynden-Jeff, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405


    I am very new to landscaping but have been doing lawn maintenance for a while. I just quoted a job and im wondering if I am out of line. This job includes
    - adding roughly 150-200 SQFT in new gardens
    (1 new garden and 3 existing widened)

    - removing the sod, tilling and and existing garden with triple mix

    - patching about 5 sq ft of bare spots with sod

    - Applying Cedar mulch.

    I broke this down in to:
    - $385 for labour (2 men roughly 6-8 hours).
    - 2 yards of triple mix at $49 a yard, labour included above
    - 1 yard mulch at $185 labour is included in this price
    - $90 gas and delivery because gas is brutal

    Total $758 CAD.

    We may also have to rent a tiller so that's $80 cost for us. Does this sound right?

  2. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    why is the mulch labor so high? 1yd of mulch should cost $30-$40 cdn tops and should take 2 guys 15 min to spread....for me 16 man hrs is $640 for that type of work.
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    With the mulch you triple what it costs you max nothing more then triple if its easy to put down which 1yd is.
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405


    Well I went back and she was fine with it and actually added another $200 worth of stuff. The mulch is for 2 yards + delivery ($40 per yard plus 65 deliver for that and the triple mix). I charged $250 for material cost and spreading. There are many existing plants so it will take a good hour for spreading at least plus I factored in a little bit of my other expenses in to that. Seems like it will work out well though!


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