Did Mulch go up...?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dewos, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    I went to get the new prices on mulch this year and was surprised when the guy that I have been dealing with the past 5 years told me 25 a yard for brown mulch. I was paying 21 -23 dollars max last year. Anyone else notice this?

    Or is this guy just getting to comfortablewith my business.?
  2. CGlisson

    CGlisson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    Prices go up just about every year it seems like. I know my contractor price a yard is $25. Oh well...
  3. big_belly4ever

    big_belly4ever LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I got out of selling 2 years now as gas went up so did the price and they haven't come down. The coloring(DYE PAINT)would run about 6.00 a yard. The mill i got it from used their cut offs for mulch (not that much cost in material). he needed someone to feed grinder run grinder and painter and load and deliver semi (100 yard) loads to me. Figure the costs for machines, supplies,workers ect. I was paying $16 yard cedar.$18 yard colored. then you load or deliver what would you charge?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No, not really, I mean...
    21, 23, 25...
    It's in the ballpark, and it did go up a little but I don't think that guy's tired of being in business.

    Now I drive out of the way for my mulch, but I also get colored at $18 a yard.
    Not sure if it's really worth it, it's probably about all the same money in the end.

    But I did learn...
    The closer to town it is, as a rule, the pricier mulch gets.
    It might pay to shop around, and it might not.
  5. GallucciLandscaping

    GallucciLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Where in Pittsburgh are you located?

    We get it for around $23 a yard but if you buy more than 5 yards at a time the price goes down to $22 and a little change and if you buy 10 yards or more it goes down a little more and so on. We had them deliver 45 yards to a job last year and I think we got it for $18-19 a yard
  6. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Where do you get yours at rutters? I live right by you..
  7. GallucciLandscaping

    GallucciLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    yea it depends on where we are working but we get a lot from rutter. Where you located at?
  8. hillbilly_lawnboy

    hillbilly_lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    too dang much
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    yes it went up again. We are blessed to have the biggest manufactor of mulch in the state. So we can get died pretty cheap like 26.50 everywhere else is about 30-33. double ground brown is about 19-21 bucks.
  10. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Penn Trafford Area I will call rutters today

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