mulching job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cooksjr537, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
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    I'm doing a mulch job for 75 yards. My question is my price. Does 3750 installed sound resonable? That includes 3 men and a skidsteer.
     
  2. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    We do mulch 60 a yard installed, not 50. Maybe you guys don't get as much for it down there.
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    very resonable

    $65 per yd delivered and installed is what id charge

    $65x75=$4875

    i might give a discount for bulk, it depends on the job
     
  4. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    MY Cost Per Yard = $35.00
    My Markup = $85 per yard installed
    35+85 = 120 a yard.
    120X75 = $9,000.00
    - $1700.00 Discount on Bulk Purchise = $7,300.00
    Thats how we do it, but its up to you. Some people will say thats too much, but i know the quality of work, when we leave NO footprints in the mulch and its not wavey. Its a perfect edge and no weeds poking up from the beds. Everyting on Driveways/Parkinglot/Sidewalk/ Whatever is blown off and clean.
    * Includes a Four Man Crew and a Large Skid Steer (Dump Truck)
     
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    cheap! whats your costs?
     
  6. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    getting 14 dollars per yard
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    i usually do $90yrd installed..........i pay $20-$21yrd so i'd come down to $86yard installed

    Then again its such a large job I may come off my price a little.
     
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    buy it for $23 - $30 depending on the kind

    $100/yard including prep edging delivery and install but for 75 yards id probably give a little break so maby $90 - $95 a yard
     
  9. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I know I'm cheap on my mulch prices but you are low. I would do it for 4,800, but that does not include a piece of machinery, edging, or site prep if needed. So add that in. I'm Thinking altleast $5,500. And I know guys will think thats low too. Bottom line is cover your cost and make a profit.
     
  10. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 223

    Where do you guys get your mulch? From $20-35 /yd. That's insane! I know different varieties are more expensive but those costs are high for this area. Our mulch retails for $28/yd (our cost is $12/yd) and we could do that in 2-2 1/2 days max. Thats 3 guys, 8 hrs/day. 60 hrs and 75 yds of mulch...$5000.00 including quantity discount.
     

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