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estimating mulch job

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

  1. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 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. greenwithenvylandscape

    greenwithenvylandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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.
     
  3. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    Thanks Alot.
     
  4. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    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. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 84

    1 yards covers 100 sqft 3'' deep not 1''. :waving:
     
  7. greenwithenvylandscape

    greenwithenvylandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

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

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

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    What about 4" deep?
     
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

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

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

    Derek
     

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