Mulch Pricing?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by miketull8, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. miketull8

    miketull8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Alright...I need some help. I am quoting a job that needs 23 yards of mulch...I can get the mulch for 22.00 per yard plus 45.00 for delivery....total of $551.00....how do you guys price this aspect of lawn care? Scratchin' my head here!! :dizzy:
     
  2. M&MLawn

    M&MLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    Do you need to do edging as well? We typically charge around $75 per yard depending on what exactly needs to be done.
     
  3. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Same prices as M&M.
     
  4. miketull8

    miketull8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    no edging....actually, this is an existing bed that wraps around the house...just need to re-do it...customer doesn't want the old mulch removed, just add new....
     
  5. MulchMan88

    MulchMan88 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I charge $45 a yard plus delivery for anything thats over 15 yards. I go to $50-55 for anything less than 15, depending on the job. I get my mulch for $19 a yard. This seems to be a solid going rate for my area.
     
  6. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 703

    Around my area, if there is no clean up but I have to re edge, I get $100 per yard. I've been giving that price for a few years and nobody has squalked. Don't tell the customer $100 per yard and I'll put down so many yards, just price the job.
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    How do you determine the tax on Mulch? I'm thinking it's different in each state.
    If you have to charge tax on it, how is that calculated? By the yard?
     
  8. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993



    Tax is calculated by the final price. If Im right sales tax in PA is 6%.

    A $200.00 job would be $212.00.

    Take the amount of the job and times it by 6%. Then add that # to the price.

    $200.00 + $12.00 for sales tax = $212.00
     
  9. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    Charge by the yard ,most of us are between $70-$90 a yard installed. You puttin it down by yourself ? LOL
     
  10. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993



    Days worth of work solo if its done right. Not to long.
     

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