estimating mulch job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Oscapes, Apr 15, 2005.

1. OscapesLawnSite Memberfrom OHIOMessages: 60

How do I price a mulch job? I've seen anyware from \$45-\$75 a yard installed. How do you determine how many yards you will need for a minimum of a 2 inch base? Do you mesure the square ft of a bed? Or is there another way to figure it?

2. greenwithenvylandscapeLawnSite Memberfrom Lakeland FLMessages: 134

1 yd of mulch will cover 100 sqft 1" deep. Sqft devided by 100 for 1" or times 2 for 2". I pay \$18 a yd and charge \$70 for install and I charge extra for cleaning out the old and dumping.

Thanks Alot.

5. procutLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Don't worry about it...Messages: 1,852

In the one of the landscape forums there is a sticky about calculating mulch volume. Here I charge \$75.00 a yard installed.

6. rgjlawnLawnSite Memberfrom midwestMessages: 84

1 yards covers 100 sqft 3'' deep not 1''.

7. greenwithenvylandscapeLawnSite Memberfrom Lakeland FLMessages: 134

poop.... you are right about the 3". I have been working on taxes all day...

8. LawnScapers of DaytonLawnSite Silver MemberMale, from Dayton, OHMessages: 2,572

take your total sq. footage and multiply by .25 for 3", .16 for 2", and .8 for 1"......then divide by 27 for cubic yards.

I charge \$50 per yard and can do 2-3 yards per hour......without killing myself.

Derek

9. Paradise LandscapesLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Warren, OH 44485Messages: 959

What about 4" deep?

10. LawnScapers of DaytonLawnSite Silver MemberMale, from Dayton, OHMessages: 2,572

well since 4" is 1/3 of a foot, multiply by .33

Derek