Comparing prices

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by NC Scaper, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Alright I have 168 square feet bed (1.56 cubic yards) spreading mulch, spray for weeds. Will be red cypress mulch. dealer cost 30.00 a scoop (bobcat). Just wanna see what yall might charge
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Absolutely nothing.

    We don't spread red crap.:D

  3. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    well aren't we just cheerful :p
  4. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    well asuming that the weeds arent too bad... roughly $250 or so give or take... but like D said... "we dont spread red crap" either
    black, brown or nothing, no exceptions.
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    I agree We don't spread that crap either.
  6. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Well to be honest I don't give a crap if it is orange, yellow, purple or blue, but the customer ask for it and thats what she is gonna get. Well then why don y'all pretend it isn't red (crap) and answer the question. That was the whole concept in the first place not color. I ask a question and get nothing but BS, I was just wanting to compare the going rates.
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    You might as well not even try to compare "going rates" here.

    Everyone charges differently, everyone has different overhead. Different areas of the country (world, too) command different prices. If enough people responded, you'd get prices that went from ~$75 all the way to ~$600.

    That's why I didn't give a price. It's just a number. A useless number on any forum here on LS..........................

  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Not sure if that's even worth your trouble for 1.56 yards.
    With cost being $30.00 per scoop,a bobcat scoop is around a yard,so you're going to need 2 scoops and you'll have some extra or you can try to buy 1.5 scoops.
    If you're delivering,include that in pricing.
    So,roughly $65 to $70 per yard including mulch price.At two yards,you'll make around $80.
    How long will it take you to pick up the mulch and deliver?
    You should be able to lay all of the mulch within 1 hour depending on if you can drive right up to the bed or you have to wheelbarrow it.So, if it took you1.5 hours total,you'll be grossing roughly $50 per hour.
  9. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Well I can only get 2 scoops and it will take about 30 minutes total to pickup and deliver and thank goodness the bed is right beside the drive. thanks NickN very much.
  10. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    I hate the red mulch too. But hey if the customer sends me a check after I am done, then I will spread it. We just did about 60 yards of the red at the Joe Luis Arena, the one and only place that i acctualy thought the red mulch worked and looked good.... (RED WINGS)

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