mulch pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by bobwright007, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. bobwright007

    bobwright007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I am mulching for two banks.
    I think im going to need about 2900 square ft of mulch
    I need help pricing for labor.
    My mulch dealer is basically right next door and he priced me $34 per 100 sq ft
    To me that seems kind of high. So i might look to have some delivered from kansas city.
    Ive done mulch before but never this much,
    any help would be appreciated.
    -god bless
     
  2. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    you will need 18 & half yards of mulch (just make it 19)at 2 inch's thick
    and if the beds have never been edge that will take more labor and dump fees
    so say that you had to edge i would charge $2000.00 for the first time and $1450.00 every time after that rough guess hope that this helps!!!1
     
  3. gaulk

    gaulk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    at 3" we get about 100 sq ft = 1 yard no edging 60$, if we edge75-80 a yard also we pay about 18$ 4 the mulch
     
  4. gaulk

    gaulk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    thats it anyone else :sleeping:
     
  5. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    I pay $30 to $38 per year of bark. I charge labor+materials. I figure about $40 to $54 per yard with labor depending on how much I have to haul or if I get it delivered. If you do the math there is 46656 cubic inches per yard,at 2" it takes 288 cubic inches per sq ft. 162 sq ft per yard= 17.9 yards of bark mulch. I always get about 5% more than I think I will need! You will need 18 yards but like was previously stated you better get 19. I would be between $850 and $1050.
     
  6. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 352

    What type mulch ? are they selling you.
     
  7. old dog

    old dog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    I pay from 13 to 16 per yard if I buy from the yard and deal with 3 suppliers depending
    on who is closer to the job(look at fuel prices!)I charge 55 to 60 per yard installation
    and 30 per hour for any edging or bed prep.I have 5 employees earning from $8 to $11
    per hour.I still make better money mowing!One thing you have to look at is how much
    mulch you actually get in a yard.My suppliers load with a heaped yard bucket ,double
    ground wet bark mulch which will go much farther than coarse ground dry mulch in thatsame bucket.A cheaper price may mean less volume of mulch in the bucket
    or a smaller bucket! So be careful! Sometimes a different loader operator makes a big difference!!
     
  8. bbritt

    bbritt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    it is about 19 yrds of mulch.i would do 50 bucks per yrd spread plus whatever the mulch is times it by 19 yrds that will give you a good estimate :jester:
     

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