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Mulch Job Help!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Bears Lawn Service, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Were doing an estimate on 5 beds to mulch. Three beds need clean out and the other 2 just need mulch. We estimated 16 man hours and around 225 bags of black mulch. Granted these hours include everything from picking up material to finishing the job. We get mulch at $3.39 a bag also. Is $2500 sound right for this job just curious? Also just me and another guy doing it.
     
  2. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 750

    16 man hours total, or 16 hours for each man to work (32 man hours)?

    If 16 hours total, then, yes $2500 is a good profit.
     
  3. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    16 man hours total
     
  4. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,998

    I charge double the cost of the mulch plus the hours it takes to weed. Unless you have an awful lot of weeds to clean up your price sounds high to me.
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  5. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Are these beds in terrible shape? Is there overgrown trees in the beds? Do some of them have to be cut out? Exactly how many yards are you estimating for?
     
  6. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    It's 2 different yards there old house for sale and the new house they moved into
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  7. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    There not in to bad of shape there's a little removal . Two of the beds are pretty large
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  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    2 guys, one day and around $700 for materials... I wouldn't be able to charge that, in this Market...
     
  9. Bears Lawn Service

    Bears Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I'm not sure if I can etheir. So maybe around $1800?
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  10. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,695

    Im curiose as well. whats the measurments of the beds???? How deep is the mulch going to be? Why bags???
     

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