Cost Factor for Mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by 1BadHawk, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Im working on a quick reference price sheet for mulch installation. I think to better manage my costs Im going to price mulch at a certain amount + labor. I know what my labor cost is, but Im wondering what I should price the mulch at.

    Instead of charging a flat mulch rate by the yd, since Ill be getting mulch at different locations and my cost varies anywhere from $14yd to $30yd, Im going to use a cost markup to ensure I profit the same regardless of who I buy from.

    How much do you markup your mulch?
  2. bbritt

    bbritt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    what i do for pricing is charge 40 dollars plus whatever the mulch cost per yard spead.for instance 1yd at 30 dollars of hemlock plus 40 for labor it would be 70 dollars per yrd spead.that is a good deal for the landscaper cause 1 yrd could be spead in half hr to 1 hr depending on how fast you are as an individual,so your makin 40 to 80 an hr :)

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