Mulching in Mass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by pvs landscaping, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. pvs landscaping

    pvs landscaping LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 35

    Hi Guy's. I am working on my first bid for a mulch job. It is in an association community. All single family homes and the mulch is going into the common areas only, club house, 5 islands in 5 culdesac's and banks on the entrance. The job is 18 yards of mulch. 18 yards at $35 a yard is $630. What would you suggest I charge for instillation? Do you guys ad in a delivery charge? Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Posts: 507

    are you paying $35 a yd? or selling it for that price? because i can buy two yards for $35.00 in CT..
     
  3. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    i pay 18 a yard and charge 65 a yard.
     
  4. pvs landscaping

    pvs landscaping LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 35

    I went to Shemins which is a landscape supplier and thats what they are going to charge me. They are supposed to be a whole sale distributer. Whats up with that?
     
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    what kind of mulch?

    i pay 18 for hardwood, wich is what i push on all my customers

    27 red/ black

    30 cedar, only use it once a year i hate it
     
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,515

    You should be able to get hemlock mulch in the Shemin's area (Hudson, MA) for about $25 or 28/yd...delivered. Shop around. I charge $65 installed.
     
  7. SavageLandscaping

    SavageLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I live in the springfield are of Mass and i go to rocky mountain wood co for my mulch i get it for 20 a yard and charge 35 as far as charging the customer labor i would just figure out the hour and charge accordingly i charge 65 an hour im just a one man crew if you have employess your hourly rate is probly more
     

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