40000 sqft of beds to mulch!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by NCL, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 132

    I need to give a price for a commercial building with 40000 sqft of beds to remulch and edged. Almost no weeds all with numours shrubs. I figured it will require 246 yards, any Ideas on a price for this massive amount of mulch????????
  2. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Edge it and clean it up yourself then sub it out to someone with a mulch blower. Find out how much it is /yard and give the guy a per yard pricepayup .
  3. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    I would sub it out to someone with a mulch blower. Take their price, add $5/yard, and make $1000+ with little or no work.
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    excellent advise!
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    246 yards of mulch. Pending mulch price I would see where I could buy bulk mulch. Here you can get 100 yards at a time delivered for 950. figure 2.5 of those and renting a blower you are right at 2400 in cost and 2 days worth of work for 2-3 guys. so call it right at 3g's for cost. now 246 yards at 50 per yard is 12300 and at 40 is 9840 and at 30 per yard 7380.
    Now at the rock bottom price of 30 a yard which there is no blow company that will do it for less than you profit at almost 7 grand in 2 days. I see it is easier to sub it but sometimes when you are talking major yards you can make so much more by buying in bulk and then renting what you need.
    sometimes we overlook what our optimum profit margin can be because it is so easy to just sub it out.
    The only thing is being awarded the job.
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    youre looking in the neighborhood of $11,000 to get that blown in.
  7. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    we have a guy in this area that we sub out mulch for big jobs and hard to get too. he only charges us $30 a yrd. to blow mulch which is well worth it. we get $60 a yrd.

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