Fixed bark rate?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scagman, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Im trying something new this year for bark jobs. Instead of walkin around the yard and givin estimates. Im doin this, $40 per yard includes Pickup/delivery and installation $30 per yard includes installation only. Does not include purchase price of bark. Is this a good idea and am I charging too much or too little?
  2. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    with the exception of our condo complex, which has an area where mulch actually HAS to be carried barrel by barrel around a pond to be put down. we charge 50 dolars a yard to deliver and install. then additonal charge for weed spraying, and snapshot if desired.

    ths is the same price we have charged for over 13 years now. however, if the customers wants a specific type of mulch,(IE more expensive than your average double shredded dark) then the price may be adjusted accordingly.

    we dont normally do installation of other peoples mulch, so im not sure how i would go about that one. 30 a yard to intall doesnt sound too bad though. if we were to do that, we would probably just charge an hourly rate.

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