Installing mulch

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Caledwen, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Caledwen

    Caledwen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Curious to know what ya'll charge for each yard of mulch etc that you spread/install?
     
  2. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,537

    $100 a yd covers light bed prep as well.
     
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  3. get-n-by

    get-n-by LawnSite Member
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    $100.00 yd
     
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  4. Elite Lawn Pros

    Elite Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    $85 a yard
     
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    Caledwen

    Caledwen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Those prices include the mulch or is that just the labor to install the mulch?
     
  6. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,537

    Includes mulch.
     
  7. Elite Lawn Pros

    Elite Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83


    Includes mulch. depending on the ype of mulch its $30-$40 a yard here. Also like me $85 is if there is very little prep. $100 a yard if I have to prep it
     
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  8. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
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    For me 95% of the time for me theirs a lot of prep.
     
  9. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    $100 yd which includes materials, labor (install + basic prep), and delivery. Anything more than basic prep is extra. Difficult to reach areas is extra. Cedar mulch is extra.
     
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  10. Elite Lawn Pros

    Elite Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83


    I think most are going to be around 100 a yard. There are people who take the price of mulch double or a little more then labor

    I use to do
    75 a yard plus $25 per hour labor. It’s easier for me to say 85-100 x however many yards.

    Just remember tho if it’s a 2 yard job but has 2 hours of prep plus another hour of mulching you wouldn’t make money on $100 a yard.

    Say your per man hour is $65 and you spent 3 hours on the job total and charged $200, you basically broke even at $66.76 per man hour BEFORE you pay for the mulch.

    Break down of the job
    $30 a yard x 2=60
    200-60=$120 profit if by yourself

    So now your down to 40 per man hour.

    Hope it helps
     

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