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help with mulch estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by AboveTheCut, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    10 yards of mulch. residential. mulch will be delivered bulk and paid for separate. i just need a good labor per yard price. thanks.
     
  2. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    $85/ man hour for man #1
    $45/ man hour for all others
     
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    We charge $40/yd installed.
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Aaaarrrrrggggggggggggg
    Noooooooooooooooooooo
    Nooooooooooooooooooooo
    Not Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. CRSWHEEL

    CRSWHEEL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    If we charged $40/yard installed we'd be :walking:

    $75/yard installed is a good start for 2 people and then add on each additional man hour and their hourly rate per yard.
     
  6. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    ^ It all depends on how much you get your mulch for. After reading this site there is a huge difference one state to another. I get much for $12 yard...so I am making $28 yard to install and it takes what, about 35-45 mins for me to move it myself.
     
  7. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    What about hauling costs and using your equiupment?At that mulch price you
    better be seeing at LEAST $55 per yard.My market bears about $65 but
    location matters in the mulch business.And I charge hourly for bed prep!
     

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