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estimating mulch job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Oscapes, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. GrassMasterNC

    GrassMasterNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    We take the cost of the mulch, multiply by 2. This is what is costs the customer to have it delivered (by us) and layed.

    Next, I charge for bed prep (if required). Glyphosphate over grass and weeds, edge the bed, lay landscape fabric.

    Example for 108 sq Ft 3" deep complete new CEDAR mulch bed install:

    2 cuft bags Cedar Mulch 2.75 x 14 bags = 38.50 x 2 = 77.00
    glyphosphate 108 sqft = 27.00
    edge mulch bed 62 linear feet = 93.00
    landscape fabric = 30.00
    Total cost to customer = $227.00

    If a bed is already established but no mulch = 77.00 + landscape fabric & Glyphosphate app. = 134.00

    If it's just a standard (nothing but mulch) mulch install = 77.00

    And last, a top dress mulch at 2" deep for 108 sqft = 55.00


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