Do you tell them how much you mulch per yd?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by SouthernYankee, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I have got some customers that are complaining about my mulching prices ( which most of you would laugh at) anyways I am thinking about going to a straight up mulch per yard pricing. I am sick of people trying to haggle with me, and frankly I am not worrying anymore about losing clients, if they want Paco or Jose they can go with him for $20 yd.

    I am mulching at $50 a yd. Does anyone do this?
  2. detailed lawn care

    detailed lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Thats what i charge per yard of mulch.
  3. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    you will find that 50 per yard is low. Cost plus $30-$45. Depends on weeding and edging
  4. skullz

    skullz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    i charge at least 75$ a yard
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I raised everything to $70/yard mid-season. I always do my regulars in the spring so they will get that price this next go around. Per yard is the only way to go.
  6. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    I get $60 a yrd. here
  7. kieferslawn

    kieferslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    $50 p/yard here depending on the area. If there are trees, shrubs, etc. everywhere and it's hard to move around, it's more like $60 p/yard. I Buy it for $18 a yard and with labor it's between $50-$60.
  8. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    you guys that are charging 60.00 -75.00 does that include weed pulling and re-edging of the exsisting beds?
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    It includes spraying for weeds & knocking them down if they are really big. No bed edging as most of my beds already have a defined edge or are using a border of some type, whether it be plastic, stone, or concrete curbing. I don't ever pull weeds unless I have to & that is definitely extra.
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I charge $55 per yard, and that does not include anything but mulch and install labor. Edging, weeding etc, are more...

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