Mulch Pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Perfect Lawn, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Perfect Lawn

    Perfect Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a property that Mr. wants mulch put down only under swing set area 16'x34' how much would you guys charge and how? Thanks just want to keep up with the jones.
     
  2. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well it will take about 5.5 yards but what kind of mulch does he want to go with ? i would bid about $350 for a double ground mulch .
     
  3. Perfect Lawn

    Perfect Lawn LawnSite Member
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    He wants cedar
     
  4. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well then find out your price per yard and then come up with a price. we normally charge anywhere from $45-80 a yard just depending the area. the price we pay for mulch is from $12 a yard to $22.
     
  5. Perfect Lawn

    Perfect Lawn LawnSite Member
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    ok thanks man
     
  6. Perfect Lawn

    Perfect Lawn LawnSite Member
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    It just looks like such a small area in the center of back yard to be charging hundreds
     
  7. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    16' x 34' is 544 sq ft a yard of mulch cover about 100 sq ft at 2 -3 " thick .
     
  8. Perfect Lawn

    Perfect Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Yea I see how it works
     
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    i always tell people its the cost of materials that is expensive. i pay about $25 a yard but they charge about $40 to consumers. i get $85/yard installed, no edging, mild weeding
     

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