12 yards black mulch

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by JackJohnson2323, May 12, 2019.

  1. Cjames808

    Cjames808 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    We just did a 15 yard black mulch job.
    We were able to spread 10-12 right off the dump truck.

    Most are around $85-125 per yard spread with out extras.
    Bed prep- $20 yard
    Fabric-$20 square yard installed
    SnapShot- $10 yard
    Trimming Hourly
    Debris Disposal- by the yard
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  2. Richard Moore

    Richard Moore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    $105 per cubic yard of mulch installed. That includes, edging, cutting the border, and whatever is required to make it look perfect.

    I hate doing mulch, so I bid it high, so that the price focussed people find someone else, and the ones that agree, I can confidently do a great job without feeling like im being taken advantage of.

    Im not looking to get every job, and don't care if I am out bid by other companies. The customers who pay my price get a noticeably better job than the other companies competing with me.
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    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,706

    I move mulch fast around $85 per yard. Looking like I’m upping the price!

    I like mulch jobs, good money, not everyone wants to do it. Wear gloves
  4. NormP

    NormP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    There's your answer.

    Prices vary around the country but for what it's worth I do it for $100/cubic yard installed.
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
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  5. Richard Moore

    Richard Moore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Thats a man who knows his worth! I charge $105 per cu yard.
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  6. Richard Moore

    Richard Moore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Thank you for sharing that. Good pricing.
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  7. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 6,621

    I pay $45 per yard and have starting price of $150 per yard. That is for a front bed easy access with easy dumping and spreading with less than 10 minutes of prep. Took deposit today for a 2 yard install that will be $250 per yard. Has access issues.
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  8. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I got a big mulch job coming up, 12 yards, I'm not loading it myself, having the mulch delivered
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  9. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    We're typically $100 yd unless there are access issues. We pay around $35 yd. This includes BASIC prep. If it's more than 10 min per yd of bed prep, we charge more.

    Edging is always extra. We're generally $1 ft on that.

    Many people don't realize how much mulch they generally need. Say they need 4 yds of mulch... They look at their beds and think, "I bet I need 25 bags of mulch". They think the total mulch price should be $75 + $25 in labor because "you're a pro and can install it quick".
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  10. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I agree with mark, people look at their bed and think in terms of how many bags to get the 2 inch depth!

    I’m at the same figures as Mark, let the price shoppers continue to shop and make someone else miserable!
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