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Big mulch job quote.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Nozzleman, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    I gave a quote last week for a decent sized (bigger than anything else I have done) clean-up/mulch job and since I have not heard back I figure I was high but I would like hear some of your input.

    The job involved a spring clean-up on a 3/4 acre piece of property. There were not tons of leaves since the had a fall clean-up just typical winter sticks and leaves. The owner wanted the beds edged, a good size bush near the pool trimmed, and two small bushes removed.

    Now the mulch job. They live on a private road so they need to maintain their frontage. this involved mulching a 3'X75' section of road along with all the other gardens on the property. After measuring the gardens and using the 1yd mulch/100sq feet theory I figured I needed 27yds of mulch. The mulch cost me $20 dollars a yd.

    I bid the job at $2500 dollars. Am I crazy, are they cheap, or is another LCO crazy for doing it cheaper?
  2. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    well i just put a bid in on the largest mulch job i ever seen at a residence. came out to 100 cubic yards of mulch at 2 inches thick. the edging and bed maintence is built into the monthly maintance fee. The mulch spread by me came to a total of 3200.00 I am sub-contracting out to a company that uses the blower trucks and making an extra 200-300 off the job. i think your price is fine.
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    I think your price is fine, but I can see someone coming in around $2300. and change. :cool:
  4. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    Thanks guys, I am glad to see I was in the ballpark. I am busy enough that I am not to busted up over the loss I just wanted to be sure that I'm being competitive.

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