How much do you guys charge for Cubic Yard of mulch installed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ramster2000, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Ramster2000

    Ramster2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I was wondering how much you guys charge your customers for installing mulch. I was just wondering so that I have a good idea of what is a good price to charge my customers. Right now I charge about $60 a yard. Is that to much or to little.
     
  2. 1) how much are you paying for the mulch?
    2) how far do you have to move it from the yard to the job
    3) how far do you have to move it from the truck to the dump area
    4) are the beds already edged and weeded?
     
  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    We charge $30 a yard (can vary depending on how far the beds are from the unloading zone). That only includes labor less bed prep. The cost of mulch and bed prep is added based on prep needed and what mulch is desired. A $35 delivery charge is also added.
     
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    What do you pay for mulch? Add 50% to that (average mark-up on materials.

    What is your hourly wage including your overhead?? This is important!!

    How long of a ride to deliver it? Are you going to deliver it? How much is delivery fee if your having it deleivered to site?

    How close can you get the truck to the beds? How long will the job take you?
     
  5. Bluegrass Group

    Bluegrass Group LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    You have got some good answers above, but also figure how much mulch are you spreading? 1 yard? 20 yards? The higher the quantity the lower/yard your transportation costs.
     
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    we add 30% to cost of material ......than charge out hourly rate to delivery .....unload .....spread ......clean up ;->
     
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    to edge, deliver and spread i get about $50 a yard.
     
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    to edge, deliver and spread i get about $50 a yard.

    mulch around here costs:

    $33 yd spruce
    $31 yd pine
    $42 yd red cedar
    $37 yd cedar

    those are the wholesale prices. the nursery cuts me a deal on mulch though.
     
  9. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    I usually get about 60bucks a yard, then add the price of the mulch. This includes bed prepping and edging. Sometimes I will charge more and sometimes I will charge less depending, although 60 seems about average.
     
  10. ENZOFORZA

    ENZOFORZA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    $65 yard delivered + spread. $35 per man hour for edging+weeding beds on top of that. Dark pine mulch cost me $21/yard picked up or $25/yd delivered. MDB you only charge $50/yd including edging?? yikes!!!
     

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