help on pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cfosceola, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. cfosceola

    cfosceola LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I have a customer that wants her mulch taken out(3 yrds pine bark) and replace with red lava rock about 4 yards, not including the rock, what would be a good quote. She is an excellent customer, always pays on time and always compliments me on how good her lawn looks. I thru that part in there in case any of you guys cut a little break on the good customers versus the bad customers. Thanks in advance.
  2. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    1) How are you removing the mulch, bobcat, or shovel and wheelbarrow.2) Whats the distance from mulch beds to truck? 3) Do you have a dump truck or pickup? 4) IF your using a pickup truck dont forget to add time to unload. Its hard to give prices with out seeing the job but i will give you a guesstimate if your doing it alone 250 bucks.
  3. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Messages: 587

    i would charge her $70 per for installing the lava rock (not including rock, right?)

    i would charge $105 to remove the old.

    that's just me though.
  4. cfosceola

    cfosceola LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I will be using a wheel barrel and i will have a dump fee of 7.00, i am figuring about 6 to 8 hours of work with a helper, i was figuring 25 dollars per man hour x 8 hours for a total of 400.00. Is this reasonable or too high.
  5. tedk

    tedk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I like that price, I would do it for that. But i don't think it would take 2 guys 8 hours, even considering going to the dump.
  6. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    I would charge $180 for the labor + what every the material and dump fee is..
  7. Cleatus

    Cleatus LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 61


    How much do you charge per labor hour?

    Also, if I had a 2 yard bed how much would you charge to mulch it? Let's say it it has about 10 lyriope plants that need to be cut back, I would like the edges refreshed, double sided dark mulch, and I would like it to be 3" deep.

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