spring mulch pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by slowleak, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. slowleak

    slowleak LawnSite Member
    from 63055
    Posts: 96

    :confused: how do you guys price the mulch after you buy,what kind of mark up do you put into your contract/pricing guidelines.?since i'm new in biz this year,any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks kevin
     
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Kevin,
    The mulch I use most cost me $30/yd. I charge the customer $50/yd. which includes hauling it to the job site and spreading it. Good luck.

    Dave
     
  3. slowleak

    slowleak LawnSite Member
    from 63055
    Posts: 96

    wow ,if you were down in my area i'd turn you on to a place that charge's 17.50 a yd. : )
     
  4. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Very good hardwood mulch cost me 21.00 yard i charge 55.00 to install.
     
  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    i pay 13.00 yd. for hardwood (brown)
    19.00 yd. for midnight (black)
    i charge 60-65.00 yd. installed.
     
  6. jkelton

    jkelton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    imograss,
    Sounds like you are getting mulch from The Mulch Company.
     
  7. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    18.00 to 23.00 cost for bulk mulch - If it's more than 3 yards, have it delivered. It should be free.

    3 yards or less - 60.00 a yard
    more than 3 yards - 50.00 a yard

    I can get these same prices in bag mulch and will if it is right for the landscape. Using bag mulch is more cost efficient. Easier to throw and easier to clean up.
     
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Don't know where Tim got this info. I don't know of a company that'll deliver a mere 3 yds w/out a delivery fee. Personally, You couldn't pay me to use bagged mulch -- and furthermore how is bagged mulch cheaper or for that matter "easier to throw"???

    I guess I just don't understand his system.

    Bob
     
  9. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    thats correct jkelton, they just opened a satellite location right in the area i service. this place i accurate on the amount you recieve. if you ever got much mulch from the vernon st. location, you know you ask for five yds. you might get three, or you might get eight. it just depends on how they feel i guess.
     

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