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how much are you paying for mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Guzzo856, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Here i am getting it for $26 a yard, it seems too expensive. I know of a place i can get it for 20 but its 40 min away
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,789

    5 minutes away $20 per yard and 20 minutes away $18 per yard. It really comes down to where the job is and the first place will haul for $35 if less than 5 miles.
  3. silverwoolley

    silverwoolley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I know I can get it cheaper by the yard but my customers keep asking for the $5/bag color safe stuff that stays black for a year from lowes/hd.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I pay $20 a yard for double shredded brown and $25 a yard for double shredded black mulch. I used to drive to a place about 25 mins away that sold brown for $18 and black for $20 a yard but with diesel being as expensive as it is now I just buy local.
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  5. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 379

    Black was $30 here and Red $34 Brown is $23.
    Hopefully its good again like last here. Found a piece of animal skin in a load 2 years ago- whewee that reaked.
  6. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265


    I pay 27 for black tripple shredded here
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    We used to get 20 yards of free mulch from our local garden center if you placed and order of supplies in their open house from $5,000 to $10,000 now for some reason they changed it to top soil :cry::cry::cry:
  8. Baytownlawncare

    Baytownlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Wow, you guys have it cheap. I priced a mulch job a few weeks ago and lost the bid due to the price of the mulch. I called two yards one right by the client and one right by my home. Both were about the same 28-32 range depending what you wanted. I can't remember the exact cost for the different types. I though it was expensive also. I quoted her $500 to put down almost 7 yards. She said no way. Her poor flowerbeds are in such bad shape. I mow her yard and it makes me look bad because she does not want to have them done.
  9. betterlawnsandlandscaping

    betterlawnsandlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    30-32 depending on color & type
  10. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,629

    500 for 7 yards is in line for where i am from at least. $80/yard and mulch costs me 17.75 for double hardwood and 18.75 for tripple if bought in bulk with a landscapers discount which all on here should be using. paying anything over 24 a yard is ludicrus.

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