how many times can you sell the same yard of mulch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    today we did, amoung other things, some small bed work. 3 small beds at 3 different clients, we weeded, re edged, trimmed shrubbery, and put in new mulch. each bed required about a 1/3 of a yard refresher layer. but, we have a one yard minimum. so, i purchased one yard, and split it between all 3 clients, but charged each client for a full yard. so my $16 purchase brought in $195 (i charge $65 per yd) . is this dishonest? i almost felt guilty, mind you I SAID ALMOST! but i got over it real quick. is this dishonest?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    If it were me BG, I wouldn't have any problem sleeping tonight.
  3. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    I do it all the time, I love it when it works out that way
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Same here...
  5. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    actually, if you take into consideration labour, time spent driving around to three different places, fuel consumption and then paying yourself,, you actually didn't make out too great.. jmo..
  6. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I think its fine to do that. I put out red mulch at several props and what ever is left goes in my yard, I see no problem with that.
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Bobby will correct me if I'm wrong, but I understood his post to mean that the $195 was what he took in JUST for the mulch.

    This doesn't include whatever he charged for weeding, re- edging, and shrub trimming.
  8. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Companies do this all the time. We used to have some friends that lived on a lake several miles from a city, they would have Sears come out to do repairs on appliances. Sears would charge milage for the trip like $50, but they would schedule the repairs for the area, and then charge each and every customer the milage charge just like they were the only cutomer.
  9. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    You can make some good money with mulch. I would put the money in my new Exmark fund:D
  10. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    i have never done a mulch job that small but im pretty sure every lawn man rounds up his yard count!

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