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How much to charge for mulch and edging?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by caseysmowing, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Really a quick rule if your just starting out is charge double what the mulch cost without fabric and without removal of material.
     
  2. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,091

    Very helpful info. Little late but thats alright. I had to give the quote yesterday. This would just be a mulch install no new beds or bed clean out. Told her I would do the edging too if she wanted me too. She is supposed to let me know next week and I think I'll be doing her mowing too. The guy she has only weedeats once every 3 weeks and blows grass in her flower beds. I told her that is a big no no in my book. Thanks for the info.
     
  3. memphis.landscape

    memphis.landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Some of you guys are really cheap. 8yds and under I charge $80. 9-15yds $73 15-30yds $68. More than than then $65.
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  4. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,878

    Why would you decrease the price as the amt of material increases? It's still labor you have to do/have your guys do & by the time you get to 30 yrds, everyone is worn out. If anything charge more.
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  5. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    Hey, just ask your customer what to charge. You should just stick to your regular job and let the professionals make a living.
     
  6. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,878

    Agreed.
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  7. David1970

    David1970 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Midwest
    Messages: 202

    $500.00 minimum.

    $85.00 to $100.00 per yard plus degree of difficulty.
     
  8. memphis.landscape

    memphis.landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I decrease as it gets more because I take I to account not using as much gas driving and not paying my guys to sit in a truck. I can make more charging less if the guys are not wasting time in a truck.

    Two of my guys can typically put out 20 yards a day bringing in $950 after taking out the price of mulch. I could not do that driving around to 5 different houses putting out 3-4 yards each. I can almost guarantee you that you will not be awarded many jobs charging $8"+ a yard when you are putting out 30+ yds.
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  9. cutsmartlawncare1

    cutsmartlawncare1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    when you guys say $65 per yard, delivery, and install you are paying for the mulch right?
     
  10. AMBoss

    AMBoss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Typically, I charge 2x my cost for work. I include the fuel it will take to get to the job, be used on the job, materials, multiply that by two and add for a labor cost for how long it will take! However, the labor you add to it has to take into consideration where you are doing business and with whom you are doing business. Ferrari in the drive adds to cost!
     

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