How much do you guys charge for top soil?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Jeds_Lawn_Care, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    How much $ per cu. yd. do I need to charge for top soil, Hauled in and installed?
  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    I'll let you figure it out
    cost of materials +
    delivery fee+

    how much you should charge the customer

    Easy enough, right?
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I charge $50 / cube but then most of my jobs are in the 1-4 cube range, which is to say below the minimum trucked delivery.
  4. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    $62 installed a yard, 3 yard min. Thirty minutes in and out.
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Im just curious, when yall say $50 or $60 installed, are you including everything like $22 per yard of topsoil + $10 for deliver + $30 for labor or are you charging $62 in labor plus the materials etc.
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I charge $50 per yard with a 3yd min also.... Topsoil only costs $10 per yard here, and I have a dump truck.

    So if it were to cost me $22 per yard and I didnt have a dump truck, I would charge $87 per yard but by that time its so much money per yard customers wouldnt want it, so it'd be cheaper to get bags.
  7. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    he asked how much do you charge the customer... if he asking a basic topsoil question dont u think he is new in the business

    you could have gave a more helpful response with a lot less effort
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  8. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    I have a pulverizer now but go to a place who gives you extra. Always get a .5 yard like 1.5 or 2.5 or 3.5 or 4.5 yards, the .5 yard is complicated to do so they almost always give you a full yard, and with the over full previous buckets you will have more you lost on the half and you can round up on the yard. You always give them what you round up to but you make more money, now mulch same thing. Don't go to those rock places that sells tons of rock with no scales, and use 1/3 yard buckets and give you 2 scoops and tell you that is a yard. We have 2 of these guys doing this in Lee's Summit. That is why I am getting in be honest and fair it will pay off in the end.
  9. tlcolemanlandscapes

    tlcolemanlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    thats real decent of you to talk to the guy like hes ********. im new to the business myself and wanted to know the answer to that question myself. but i guess you were never new to this business. thanks for the math anyway though
  10. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    how was that talking to him " like he's ********" ? are you going to come here for every job you get and ask how much to charge? he gave you a perfect way to figure it out. it is absolutley different for every person. im not trying to be rude but a thank you would probably have done better than complaining.

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