mulching question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kevhov, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. kevhov

    kevhov LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I'm new and am wondering what you guys charge for installing mulch. I can foresee a few factors to consider so far for pricing. What kind of mulch, how much (# yards), and how accessible the beds are (if I can pull my trailer up next to the beds or if I have to shovel into a wheelbarrow). I started a job today that looks like it will be about 10 yards of mulch and I am a solo. This mulch is the black dyed and cost me $25.00 a yard. What would you charge for this if I can pull my trailer up to all of the beds.
     
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    $950.00 to $1150.00 total invoice.
     
  3. E LAND  Inc.

    E LAND Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    pricing is gonna very from state to state, but ive been seeing pretty
    much the same prices. I usually charge around $60-$65 a cubic yd.
    plus travel time, etc. Maybe chard more though if its just a mulch job
    and there's no other work. About $825.00. As far as pulling your truck
    or trailer to the beds, more times than not i just park on the street or
    driveway. Doesnt take much to push a wheelbarrow, most time consuming
    is going to be spreading mulch around plant material. With that said more $$$
    for lots of plants less for wide open spaces. Hope that helps. I hate cleaning
    up mulch in the lawn from overspill, easier to sweep off pavement
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Others on here have said they get mulch at around that cost, or even lower. Mulch is high around here compared to the rest of the country....I guess.
     
  5. E LAND  Inc.

    E LAND Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    Grits, Im laughing my a$$ off. That great dude. Bet your hit with your clients. Gotta
    see your buz card. Does it have superman logo or something. Is that a camera trick?
    That pusher would be tippn over. Thanks for the laugh EL, Inc.
     

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