Most mulch i ever bid on

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dmlandcare, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. dmlandcare

    dmlandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    88 yards of mulch, so about 9000sqft of beds.
    weeding all beds, just about all of them have pretty thick weed
    edge all beds, about 800 feet of edging
    pre emergent

    mulch is 19 or 29 a yard my price , they wanted a price of both so just figure for the 29$ This is a building with a parking lot around the 2 sides which are gettin the mulch, so the pile at a central point and a skid, about 100 yards to the furthest point. i have a pretty good idea of what its gonna be, but i just wanted to input from you guys so if i dont get it im not kickin myself later, thanks alot guys
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Bid it by price installed, not cost + labor.
  3. EgansCountryGardens

    EgansCountryGardens LawnSite Member
    Male, from Plymouth, MA
    Messages: 165

    $8500 That is what I would charge. Good luck.
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    What kind of weeds?
    I would edge for 950
    spray weeds with glyphosate 2x 5 days apart for total kill. pull weeds around plants. figure roughly cost of 500-1000
    Have the blow and go guys blow in bark my cost 32 a yard charge 40 a yard.
    total: max 6g figure around 5500 or so to be competitive.
  5. racer56

    racer56 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 285

    8350.00 Mulch installed as long as the weeds are within reason.
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    depending on prep work (edging , weeding, removal) $85 - $100 a yard
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,673

    Wrap 'em up or put plastic bags over good plants --spray Roundup on weeds. Take the bags off.
  8. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 502

    I came up with 8120 for triple shredded, includes weeding, pre-emergent, and edging

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