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Larger mulch Job

Reed Landscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
Jackson#1459
Went to look at a large mulching and weeding job today and oh boy this is a head scratcher!! I walked the areas where the home owner wanted to weed and mulch the beds and measured out around 26 yards. The beds have a great amount of weeds and they need to be re defined.
Talking to the homeowner I told her it would be $95 a yard and she gave me that look... She then went the route well what if we bought the material and you just threw the mulch and did the weeding. What y’all think about the rate and is this something just to pass on?
 

kemco

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis TN
I'd be perfectly fine on that at $80 x 26 estimated yards. As long as they brought the material and dropped it where I told them to. Extra time charge for extra material moving. With weeding and definition of probably be closer to $110 a yard to begin with. And I'm usually a cheaper one on here.
 
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Reed Landscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
Jackson#1459
Closing my eyes and hoping the weeds are gone when I open them!! Hahaha.. It’s in a rural area and $100 + a yard isn’t happening because people just won’t pay. That’s why I’m thinking $95 to get as much as possible and if they don’t bite then just move onto to the next bid.
 

Youngandfree

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
VA
Closing my eyes and hoping the weeds are gone when I open them!! Hahaha.. It’s in a rural area and $100 + a yard isn’t happening because people just won’t pay. That’s why I’m thinking $95 to get as much as possible and if they don’t bite then just move onto to the next bid.
What do you pay for mulch? I can get dyed for $30 and natural for $22/yard. I charge $110 & $100/yard to provide and spread. That leaves $65-$70 for labor and profit. That doesn't account for bed prep. I don't know how much weeding there is to be done. But you will have to cover those areas twice basically. Weeding then hauling and spreading mulch. I'd still be close to your $95/yard with customer providing the mulch. I'm not sure your strategy for weeding, but a weed hoe that looks like s stirrup on a stick goes fairly quickly.
 


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