Need Pricing Help???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by grasscutterman, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. grasscutterman

    grasscutterman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    What Would Be A Good Price For Mulching An 900sf Area. The Muclh Price I Got Was 19 Per Yard 15 To Delivery We Estimated According To Garden.com 4.5 Yards--the Client Thought We Were Ripping Them.

    What Is A Fair Hourly Rate For Labor To Factor In? I Was Charging About 30/hr For Myself Plus My Helpers Salary.

    Thanks For The Advise.
     
  2. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    No less than $300. That would not include edging.
     
  3. NELawnCare

    NELawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175


    Is this a new area (e.g. never been mulched)? If so, I think you're a little off. I calculate you will need 7.5 cubic yards of mulch to cover your 900.0 square feet of new area with 3-4" of mulch. I charge $75/SY delivered and installed. That comes to $562.50 on the low side.

    Your costs would be $34/SY so you'd clear $41/SY. Take away any other expenses and you'll most likely be somewhere around $35/SY or $262.50 profit.
     

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