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Mulch Job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kylecal91, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. kylecal91

    kylecal91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Going to be giving an estimate on a mulch job. The guy wants 12 yds. of mulch, no more no less. Just wondering what you guys would charge to do 12 yds. I will be cleaning out beds and edging as well. (he wants a quote with and without edging...) Just curious to see your input.
     
  2. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    charge him an arm and two legs (with edging)
    arm and only one leg (w/o edging)
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    90$ pr yard , wait what kind of mulch
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  4. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    seriously speaking...charge an hourly rate for cleaning out the beds and edging. so how ever long it'll take you to do both.
    then charge your hourly rate for each yard of mulch. if your rate is $30/hour...charge $30x12

    depending on if you know the guy or not...upcharge the mulch, maybe. since it's 12 yards, i'm sure you're having it delivered.
     
  5. TMAC

    TMAC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    am i bustin my azz? cause i charge average 35.00 per yard spread, sometimes 30.00 if the piles close to beds + flat property or 40.0 if its a large yard or up hills.or lots of plantings. with a wheelbarrow i average 2 yards per hour by myself upwards of 3 for the right property. so do the $30x12 but hustle and do it in 6 hours not 12 jmo not downing anyone whos slower paced http://www.lawnsite.com/images/icons/icon12.gif
     
  6. By Us Company

    By Us Company LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    $90/ yard installed and $ .75 per linear foot of edging.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Whhoo I was right. ||. /\ that's a strange name for a company!


    30$ per yard!??!?! What if the mulch costs 35$!
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  8. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    no no no...
    i'm just talking about the labor rate @ $30 per hour. not mulch + labor!!

    if i know the person, i charge $30/hour for labor and $32/yard of mulch

    so, total, $62/yard spread
     
  9. kylecal91

    kylecal91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    The price will be for 2 guys working, I don't know what kind of mulch he wants I think he had black so that's 29.00 per yd, I will be delivering the mulch myself I can get it all in 2 loads and the place is right down the street.
     
  10. OUTLANDER

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    dyed mulch for me is $60 yd installed, $50 yd otherwise.........$.50 linear ft. edging, and hourly for bed prep
     

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