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rate for laying down mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Mar 5, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 993

    What do u guys charge for a two man crew to lay down mulch, and edge with a stick edger. Is 60 per hour for two men about the going rate?
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    First of all, you cant edge a bed with a stick edger unless its already defined very good! use a spade or a e/z trencher to make a new edge. For installing triple shredded bark I charge any where form 60- 100 per yard installed depending on how many obstacles there are, eding amound, weeding ect.
  3. Lawnking

    Lawnking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    We charge $60 per yard of mulch. Our cost on the product is about $8 per yard. A good employee can hump about 2 yrds of mulch per hour provided access is fairly easy. To define beds I have a brown Trench Master. It is also the same machine that installs landscape edging.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    $65 per yard. If access is bad, I will adjust accordingly.
  5. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    $50-$60 a yard with slight variance for different types of mulch.

  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662


    If you use the search feature and look up mulching you will find that almost everyone here has replied to one of those threads with how they like to reneder this service, including pricing.

    Hope this helps.
  7. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    charge how much you want to make profit and what it is going to take to do the job in materials. if you want to kill yourself and make $10 a hour do it. its up to you, i charge about $20 to $25 for landscaping.
  8. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I charge about $65.00 per cubic yard. one thing you have to consider is how far do you have to move the mulch, and how steep is it. I once did a 1/2 acre lot that was all mulch. the entire yard was on a hill that seemed more like a cliff. If I am going to have to move the mulch, and deal with a gigantic hill, then I am going to charge more. hope this helps
  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I like the way you talk Swingblade! :D
  10. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 356

    do you guys carge extra (per bed/perfoot?)when you re-define the beds or is that included with the price per yard of mulch? i've always pretty much charged $60-70 per yard delivered and spread.bed edging not included.

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