Removing Mulch!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KSL, May 12, 2008.

  1. KSL

    KSL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 28

    Just wondering how you guys would go about pricing removal of mulch to replace with decorative stone.

    Thank you
     
  2. Dingojoe

    Dingojoe LawnSite Member
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    I've got the opposite issue, removing decorative stone and replacing it with double ground hardwood mulch....customer doesn't like the stone. :dizzy:
     
  3. Dingojoe

    Dingojoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    What I have been doing, right or wrong is building that into my hourly rate. If you have guys working for you at an hourly wage then they get paid to remove that along with whatever else they do. I pay my guys $10 an hour for an 8 hour day... Depending on the amount of material to dispose of, you can charge a disposal fee...some folks pass that on down to the customer, some don't. I personally don't as I have a place to dispose of it easily accessible.
     
  4. KSL

    KSL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 28

    I will be removing about 16 yards of mulch.
     
  5. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086


    You should charge a fee. If you had to pay to dump you would charge a fee. What is wrong with making a little more.
     
  6. KSL

    KSL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 28

    any round-a-bout prices to remove mulch per yard?!?!?
     
  7. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    I think you should charge 75% what you charge to put mulch in. Plus disposal fee.
     
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    just charge him your hourly rate. plus dumping. i don't see how that is hard to figure out. if you are solo you rate should be at least 60.00/hr. make sure you charge your rate for your drive time to the dump.
     
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    If you're going to put down stone, just use a weed fabric & then put your stone down. The mulch will eventually deteriorate & you'll never know it was there. It's harder to do w/ stone since you may need to plant there someday.
     
  10. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    if you do it this way make sure mulch is not piled up to high.
     

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