Fair mulch price?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by scag2015, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    It will be easier to charge more for the same job when you're older.

    How do you make money on buying the mulch? Here's how. Find a local supplier. Use them and them exclusively. They'll have a price per yard for regular consumers and a price per yard for contractors. They give discounts to the contractors. Your customer doesn't know this. Charge them the customer price. It's not a HUGE difference, though. Usually $3-4 a yard.
     
  2. shane-pa

    shane-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    are you referring to me at charging $30/hour for labor?
     
  3. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Agreed on the price, yes sometime is not good because I'm young and a lot of people think that I'm just a kid trying to ear a couple of bucks and probably does not know what I'm doing. But I do,:) but there are also a lot of people that take me seriously and know that I'm doing a great job etc.
    And thanks on the mulch also:) and do I tell them that I'll be coming back more and more for more mulch jobs and that I operate a small business and they will give me the contractor price? Thanks:)
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  4. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably me:)! Yeah, me:) but also great advice from post, and will be trying to go with it:)
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  5. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dude. Ask away. Everyone starts from ZERO at one time. Haters gonna hate regardless.
     
  6. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks!:) and yep, agreed:)
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  7. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I understand how hard it must be to charge what you should be charging at your age. But don't let time slip away without you raising your prices as you need to. Your 25 bucks isn't going to go very far in ten years when you're doing these jobs, and have actual expenses.

    But for now, you're just a kid, and smart for starting a business so young. Also, you're probably ballin' with that kinda money at your age.
     
  8. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :) yeah, thanks:)
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  9. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd buy an XBox One if I were him.
     
  10. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lol:) I'm not a video game person at all!! I don't like being cooked up and wasting time on that, when I could go out and be productive and do what I love. And it' gets better than that, you get paid for doing what I love to do:)
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