Estimating for mulch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Matt's Mowing Service, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Matt's Mowing Service

    Matt's Mowing Service LawnSite Member
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    What should I charge to do mulch? Say I'm going to put out 3 scoops of mulch, how much should that be?
     
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    60 bucks or so.
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never heard of a unit of measurement called a scoop. Mulch is usually figured in cubic yards.
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  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Picking up the mulch (3yards), delivering the mulch, putting it down and spreading the mulch and all you make is 60. Waste of time... Your making pennies.
     
  5. Matt's Mowing Service

    Matt's Mowing Service LawnSite Member
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    yeah i know a scoop isn't a measurement.
     
  6. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Most places measure one scoop is one cubic yard For me to install 3 cubic yards of mulch $150
     
  7. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well if its 3 yards then id charge 180.00.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    All mulch types are one price where you guys are?
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  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    That would be double ground hardwood, No bed prep.
     
  10. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's about a 3 dollar difference between regular and dyed.
     

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