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How much does mulch cost in your area?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Mowing monkey., Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,007

    This load is about 5 yards and cost me $127 x2 for 2 loads. Buying just one would have cost $135 although it’s probably a little more that way. It’s dyed black mulch. The regular double ground brown mulch cost less. I see people on here saying bagged mulch cost about the same as bulk but it’s not even close in my area.

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  2. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,032

    It varies. $20 per yard all the way to $50 for hemlock or cedar. One place has about 15 varieties. Their black dyed is about $37yd and I hate it. It sticks together after time and gets fungus problems. Red dyed doesn’t have the same problem. But I rarely use either
     
  3. OP
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    Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,007

    I have quite a few people ask for the black dyed. It stains concrete is the worst thing about it. I like the product though. It’s the nicest chip and it’s cedar.
     
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  4. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 29,640

    27 bucks for dbl and 39 for triple per yard
     
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  5. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,710

    Bagged is about $25 more per yard here. $45 per yard or $5.50 per bag.
     
  6. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Home Depot Earth Gro Mulch when on Sale: $2.00 / Bag
    Not on Sale: $3.75 / Bag

    Mulch Yard: $28.00 - $30.00 / Yard - Premium Color Mulch
    Regular Brown Mulch "Natural" - $21.00 / Yard
    Delivery: $30.00
     
  7. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,898

    Bulk triple shred black is $27 per yard. Bagged is like $40 a yard, depending on if I can get it on sale or not. On a side not I STRONGLY dislike the viagro name brand mulch from home depot. Every pallet is a different shade. So if you need more then one pallet it wont match.
     
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  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,710

    It fades so fast it will all match in a week of sun exposure.
     
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  9. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    I've never purchased the Vigoro brand, but I have heard nothing but terrible things about it. I've always stuck with the Earthgro if needed it.
     
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  10. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    49 per yard in my area, walnut, black etc.
     
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