ok. i got a job the other day doing mulch. i will be putting down roughly 30 yards or so. the brown stuff. there is a place i can get it for 13 or 14 dollars a yard delivered. so that is 420 for the mulch. i am charging 35 per yard. so that is 1050 according to my calculator. so i make 600 dollars just off the materials. then i am getting 25 dollars per man hour to apply the stuff. my laborers cost me 110 per day for one guy. and 100 per day for the rest of them. i may get a bobcat for a day to move the stuff around with. so that will be i guess 350 for the day. and it costs me maybe 200? but i have to move it and what not. i am gonna assume that this will take me what? a day? day and a half? so that is 1050 for the mulch, and 2 guys to spread 1 to weed? and me in the bobcat. so 4 guys = 800 for the day and 350 for the machine. now if it takes me another day then that would be another 400 and the machine would go back i guess or if there is too much to move around i would do another day for another 350. so i am looking at a price for 30 yards of about 2500? for 30 yards of mulch. beds have to be weeded and edged. is that absurd? this is bedford, NY lots of millionaires. and this is a million dollar home here. according to the calculator that is about 83.3333 per yard. that i think is high. but my profits would be really nice. what would be a good number for that much work?