I talked to a customer who does most of her own landscaping but she needs some help with labor, especially with spreading topsoil. I have never done this before and have no idea how to go about estimating the labor involved and pricing it. The topsoil would be dumped in one location and would need to be moved by wheelbarrow to the back yard and spread. Most of the topsoil would be used in the back yard, and since she has considered building up an area in the back over some rocks, she has estimated it would be up to 14 yards. Assuming that one had to transport all of the topsoil by wheelbarrow, let's say an average of 100 feet, in addition to spreading it, what would be the estimated ammount of time to spread one yard? How would I determine the pricing for this kind of labor-intensive work? I am assuming I would have to charge a lower rate than what I would charge for lawn care, since it will not involve special equipment or experience, but I really have no idea because I have done very little landscaping work. This customer has done some very impressive landscaping in her lawn and I would not mind providing her with the needed labor and picking up the needed extra income, while having a chance to learn more about landscaping. I want to take this into consideration when determining pricing but I also need to consider that my pricing should reflect the fact that I am a contractor and not a laborer. Any advice you can give will be helpful.