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Mulch Job Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TopNotchLawnCare, May 9, 2013.

  1. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 188

    OK, I am giving a estimate for a 65 yard mulch job for a new customer. I try to get 80 a yard installed. I don't currently do that many large mulch jobs of this size and am needing some help. I pay 25 a yard for mulch.

    So labor + 65 yards of mulch = $6,825

    Does this sound high? I am worried the customer is going to have a fit over the price.
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    Depending on how accessible the beds are I would try for $70 a yard. A large job like that there will be more billable time for the day(s) you are working there. I'd rather do a job like that that 65 CY's spread over 20 properties.
  3. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 703

    Not sure what your area is like, but $80 a yard seems cheap. You don't want to under bid and have to spread 65 yards for next to nothing.
  4. JRH88

    JRH88 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Are you guys charging $80 a yard labor only. Or does that include delivery and price of mulch?
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    For a really good time I was thinking closer to $2,500

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