am i too high in mulch pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobcatnj, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    weird situation. i got 3 commercial jobs for full landscape maintenance. i bid at 80.00 a yard for hardwood mulch. property manager said most bids were around 55-60 yard. am i to high on mulch a yard? or is everyone else 2 low. i'm getting the mulch at 19 yard
  2. EJD Lawnpride

    EJD Lawnpride LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Is that for delivery and install or is edging included in that price? $80 with edging included and that is right on.
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    that delivery and installed, no edging
  4. jasonlandscape

    jasonlandscape LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 124

    that sounds pretty high
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Sounds about right to me!
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,590

    in rockland co NY comm mulc goes for $55-$60 and residental mulch goes for $70-$85 depends on the type, so for comm you are a little high. I think it is bs and you should get $80 a yard so play their game do it for $60 and just add and extra yard or so to the bill they will not know unless they are buying the mulch wich they are not, it is not correct to do that but it is a numbers game with commerical work

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    It depends, I bid commercial @45-55 and residential @65-75 including edging.
    There are some large companies doing it for 35 in ocean county which is very annoying. I pay 12 or less per yard for mulch. Most of my commercial sites are at least 30 yards, residential about 10.
    Seems the farther north you go in NJ the more I can charge.
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    70 per yard, 80 dyed. we pay around 18 w/tax. Min. 5 yards. Delivered and spread. Edging, weeding, etc. is all extra. Same price commercial/residential/industrial.

    It doesn't cost me less for doing commercial work so why the heck would I charge less? Makes no sense to me.
  9. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    no, we got the jobs at 80. and i'm going to charge 80 a yard. i couldnt make any money doing it for 55 a yard

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    It does cost less, sometimes. For some commercial where I am using over 70 yards I get it delivered by the tractor trailer load.

    You get 80 per yard plus edging etc. in Central NJ? so you are at 100+ per yard?
    For what kind of work? Where?

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