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2020 Mulch Prices

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Joana Williams, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Just wondering what yall charge for mulch installs?

    Here in NY we charge $100.00 / Yard
    Some people complain, others have no problem.

    We include in that price purchase, delivery & install.
    I think though in some areas we can get up to $125.00 / Yard

    Open Discussion; :)
     
  2. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    The trend here seems to be guys charging lower per yard, making up for it by lying about how many yards are needed. I bid one job that needed 12 yards, I bid at $107.99/ yd and the other guy was charging $80 a yard but said they needed 20 yards... I rounded up and came up with just under 12...
     
  3. OP
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    Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Damn, that's crazy. Is your labor included in $107.99/ Yard? Or do you add it in after
     
  4. Duke Turf Care

    Duke Turf Care LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    Generally $100/yard. That includes delivery, installation and a basic edging. Additional billing per hour if there is no edge established or it requires weeding or bed cleanup (leaves Etc.).

    Based on my experience if the property is home owner maintained it will require additional billing. I also will up sell pruning before the mulch is install if warranted.

    This is in Ontario Canada. Mulch is a nice detail service that always leaves the home owner happy with the work, always leads to other services.
     
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  5. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,898

    $100 a yard that includes basic prep work.
     
  6. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    My price includes all labor materials and delivery
     
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  7. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,710

    After going over last year's numbers I'm raising mulch rates to $150 per yard for basic installs. Last year it was $135. Yard of mulch is $45 at the local supply yard.
     
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  8. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    People will pay that much if it’s more than 4 or 5 yards? or do you discount for bulk. Around here mulch is about $30/ yd
     
  9. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,899

    $100 a yard, I get a great deal on mulch, maybe I’ll test the waters and up it.
     
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  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,710

    Usually don't have more then 4-5 yards for residential around here.
     
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