Mulch price-What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by overtona, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Chamber143

    Chamber143 LawnSite Member
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    I really wish I was in your areas. We get double ground mulch for about 20 a yard and we bid at 55 or 60 a yard installed and still get people looking at us like we are robbing them and raping their wife will we are at it. If I told someone 100 a yard I am afraid they would literally have a heart attack. I am glad for those that can but we can't.
  2. Mr. A+

    Mr. A+ LawnSite Member
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    I think we can make it happen. It's a service folk get only once a year. I'm trying to slowly move away from those customers who don't care much for their lawn, long as its cut. I love clients who understand curb appeal. At the end of the day, a consumer will get what they paid for.
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  3. JeffH1

    JeffH1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    This may be a dumb question, but is the a wholesale or retailer?

    How do you find wholesale landscape suppliers?
  4. Mr. A+

    Mr. A+ LawnSite Member
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    I'm sure my mulch supplier is retailer
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  5. hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    We charge $75 per yard. Nobody has ever said it was too high
  6. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 916

    I dont quote by the yard. I quote by the whole job, they can guess at the yardage. Yardage pricing just gives them something else to price shop
  7. guitarman2420

    guitarman2420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    I've found on larger jobs (15+) it makes more sense for me to hire a local company to blow in the mulch for @ 40-45 a yard, charge 80 a yard and pocket the difference (I have to take the bed edger and edge the beds). No labor costs, except @ 1 hour to edge and no liability or labor overhead. Anyone else trying this approach?
  8. dieselfuel

    dieselfuel LawnSite Member
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    If it's making you money and all you have is one hour of labor, who cares if anyone else is trying it :)

    KODAKMOWING99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    $75-$90 is the going rate around here for installed with me delivering, for black, red or natural brown, cedar and cypress run a little more.
  10. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,996

    A homeowner ten miles from me called asking for a bid and found me by stumbling upon this thread some how. I didn't have time to do the job and the guy didn't really have the money in the budget to do the job after I enlightened him as to how much it would cost to pay someone to do the work.

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