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Is this mulching price about right?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Travis E, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Travis E

    Travis E LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,761

    I have not turned in this bid yet so let me know what you would charge.
    Ok, I have to mulch around a restraunt, and I went to take measurements so I would be able to tell about how much mulch I would need. I can up with 18 cubic yards and I can buy a cubic yard for $25. I figured that it shouldn't take any longer than 4 hours with 3 people working. Note: this is strickly just mulching, little if any edging. So what would you charge for this?
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I could do it for $ 1080.00 and make $75.00 an hour.
  4. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I would charge anywhere from 55-75 per cu. yard installed. Around here its more in the range of 45-55 per cu yard, but not sure the costs up by you. I wouldn't charge an hourly rate, just give a set price for the per yard which includes the install (labor) esp if thats all your doing, no prep, no cleaning out blah blah, just putting down the mulch. and yeah, + tax. I think Grandview is pretty close to what you should charge em.
  5. Scottscape

    Scottscape LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 76

    1080+.75/per ft for bed edging + tax.

    Priced @ 60.00/per yard installed. Never go any lower
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    the only thing I would add is if I was making multiple trips to get the mulch
  7. Deputy25

    Deputy25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Around here we charge $75.00 per yard installed. It there is cleanup and bed-prep involved that is extra. So for the mulch install charge $1350.
  8. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I came to that same price. No edging.
  9. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    $1170 mulch and install
    $100 delivery
    $1270 total

    2-short days one guy
    $720 profit
  10. stripes

    stripes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    $1450 Plus Tax. No Edging. Did One On Monday

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