estimate on 6 shrub install and mulch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mikefromny, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. mikefromny

    mikefromny LawnSite Member
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    15 ft of mulch needed and 6 shrubs (cost of shrubs $80) what would u charge to mulch over 15ft and install the shrubs
     
  2. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you mean 15 cubic feet, then I'd say about 75 for the mulch and double the cost of shrubs. Thats about what I would do depending on other factors. Make sure you call and get utilities marked before you dig anywhrere. Good luck
     
  3. mikefromny

    mikefromny LawnSite Member
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    haha yeah sorry about that 15 square ft , so if its 6 x 80 the actual cost and 75 for the mulch , $1080 ? sounds like a good price to charge?
     
  4. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So you are saying that the shrubs are $80 each? What type of shrubs are they?
     
  5. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    im a little confused. Is it 15 square feet, 15 cubic feet of mulch, or 480 sq ft? And is there 6 shrubs at 80 each or 80 for all 6. Sorry I didnt really read it good first and your second post confused me a little more lol.
     
  6. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im with you Mr. Bray.
     
  7. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    where are you mike, im kinda curious about this now...
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm confused too but I am getting 1035 by his last post explination and if the shrubs are 80ea that sounds like alot for a shrub they must be big or real special.
     
  9. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    I agree...is it 80.00 per shrub? I dont know of many shrubs that are $80 each...unless its something like a lacy leaf maple but thats not a shrub...need more info to be able to help you out
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sir, you need to find out:
    How many cubic feet of mulch (by the way, most of us do it by the yard, not foot). But 15 cu.ft. = 1.65 yards, roughly. You're better off, pricewise, getting 1-2 cubic yards from a mulch distributor instead of buying it by the bag (until you have 15 cubic feet) from Home Depot / Lowe's.

    How many bushes, what kind, and the cost of EACH.
     

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