Mulch Estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by firefightergw, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
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    I've been doing landscaping for some time and have always done my own estimating not caring what everyone else is charging. However, just out of curiousity, I resently did a bid on a mulch job requiring 590 cubic feet of black mulch and was curious how my price compares to others. I will post my bid after I get some responses.

    By the way, the bed clean-up is a done deal. No need to figure that in. Mulch job is solely delivering 590 cubic ft. of black mulch and installing.
     
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    $100/yard with cleaning and edging and it goes down with less work down to $60/yard to just throw it down
    just change that to your feet
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    $80 a yd for colored mulch delivered and spread, as long as it easily accessible to spread
    Approx. $1748
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I charge 50-60 per yard installed, if all I need to do is the install.

    wayne
     
  5. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
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    I bid $1920 plus tax. Thanks for the information. Just wanted to know how my price compared to others. Glad to know I am on the high side.
     
  6. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would bid about $1500.00.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    cubic feet? That's 30 dollars right there...

    1 cu.yd. = 27 cu.ft. so 590 / 27 = 22 cubic yards of designer mulch @$85 / cube delivered and spread = 1870 plus the 30 dollars for getting smart with me = 1,900.00

    You say you bid 1920?
    Sounds like that's even better.

    btw, where I get my mulch I usually get 30 odd cubic feet per yard, so you could likely do the job with 20 cubes, still same bid.

    p.s.: IF the customer came up with the cubic feet thing, you will likely not get the job (which is a good thing in this case).
    If you did it, then I apologize but it's just not the way I figure things.

    p.s.s.: designer mulch isn't cheap.
     
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    now that i see what cu feet to yards is my estimate for mulch clearing and edging is $2,200
     
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You did'nt or could'nt convert cubic ft. to cubic yds. :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
     
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    too lazy to look up the formula
     

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