How to charge for mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Slcareco, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guys charge for mulching and whats included?

    I figured from past threads:

    $65/yard
    $20.00 Delivery Charge
    $50.00/hour

    Let me know your input thanks!
     
  2. mathproshs

    mathproshs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I charge $90($60/yard and a $30 delivery charge).
     
  3. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    whats the $90? an hour?
     
  4. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,345

    For me, it would depend on the type of mulch. The cost averages $40-70 per yard depending if it's play ground,pine,cedar,hemlock etc. $25 delivery charge $50 per hour labor.
     
  5. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    ok so say i got a job that i estimate will be 2 hours and is 2 yards worth

    Labor: 50/hour x 2 = $100.00
    Material: 65/yard x 2 = $130.00
    Delivery: 25

    Total: $255.00 Sound bout right good profit?
     
  6. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    65 a yard? you're marking up the mulch as well as getting the labor?
     
  7. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    Idk im just starting thats why im asking ...?
     
  8. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    So charge them for the price i get mulch plus delivery and 50/hour for labor?
     
  9. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mulch costs 20-30 a yard in NJ. I charge around 60 a yard installed. Delivery is ussually free...
     
  10. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    and that includes your labor? what if it was a job that was bout 2 yards and took longer then you thought 60/yard will cover it? You cant go back on a bid
     

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