Got a referral and went out to a property today. Pretty much all of the side yard and back yard is mulch. Here is a list of what needs done. edge and mulch 2 trees at curb and a lightpost in the front yard. Remove 2 dwarf alberta spruces in front of house. Replace dead bulbs in landscape lighting. Remove stone from right edge of house and replace with mulch. Add 2-3 lilac bushes in rear bed. Remove an old juniper. edge around right side bed (97 feet) and in a few other spots (most areas have paver edging. Take out plastic edging in some areas. Plant a few shrubs in all beds. Mulch all beds that aren't labled stone in crappy drawing. There is a bit more, but its minor stuff. The beds measure out to 6,189 SF. I used a mulch calculator and at 2 inches it comes to 38.2 cubic yards. Where I'm having a problem is the mulch. I have come up with a price for the rest of the work. The way I price mulch (which I have said in another thread) is a mark up of $10 a yard to make it 35 a yard and then my labor rate of $60 per hour. I know that most guys charge around $75 a yard installed. At that rate it comes to about $2,865 installed. The way I price it, the mulch comes to $1,337 and I estimate about 6 hours to spread it which is $360 for a total of $1,697. This is all before tax of course. That is a difference of $1,168!!!! Like I said before, I have prices for all the other work, but I'm stuck on how to price this mulch job. That is a huge price difference. This is the biggest job I have done on my own so far, so I really want to get it. I have stuck to mowing so far but am trying to pick up more landscape work this season. If you guys could help break this down short bus style to help me figure out this estimate, it would be great. Here is a very rough and horribly drawn layout of the property. Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions and advise.