Mulching

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by skurkp, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
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    What is everyone charging for mulch services? Cleaning beds and mulching.
     
  2. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
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    I charge $65/yard for mulch, installed. Cleaning beds prior to mulch, I just estimate how many hours it'll take, multiplied by my hourly rate. Customer gets a firm number, not an hourly rate.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Every area will be different. You need to sit down and see what your cost is for every thing, cost of materials, labor of other people.

    My rate is $60.00 an hour in my area, then I pay $23.00 a yard for mulch and charge my customer $35.00 a yard of mulch, so that way a make a profit on the mulch plus my hourly rate. Sit down and find out what your figures are.
     
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Generally $75.00 a yard. Measure up and calculate the number of yards needed and then give the customer that price.
     
  5. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
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    is there a formula for determining the amount of mulch needed?
     
  6. cpritch

    cpritch LawnSite Member
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  7. boxoffire

    boxoffire LawnSite Member
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    Another dumb question probably, but how many sq. feet will one bail of pine straw cover at 2 inces depth?

    Thanks.
     

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