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mulch and top soil install esitmate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SOS Landscaping, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I just got a call to do a mulch and top soil install. 17yards of top soil and 8 yards of black hardwood mulch. Guy had pavers installed and they did pavers around the mulch beds so the only edging i need to do is around a tree which would be an 8' circle. The customer also has a pool that is edged with 3/8" red stone there is 3yards of stone that he wants moved to around his deck which is about 100' away at its farthest point. I figured moving the rock would take about 4 hours and odd cleanup would be 2 more hours so a total of 6 hours clean up. I said the job would be about 1.5-2days and he said he figured the same thing. Guy is very picky so he is willing to pay for a good job. I also talked him into a weekly lawn maintenance contract by telling him I would help him out on the price a little bit. I came out with a price I would normally do without the lawn care and a price break for giving him the lawn care. I want to hear what you guys would charge for the the whole job to see if I am close, once I get a few replies well see where I ended up
    So 4hours moving stone, 2hours cleanup job, 17yards topsoil and 8yards black hardwood mulch
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    You own all of that equipment, yet don't know how to put together a mulch bid?

    6 hours of labor for my guys at 45-60$ per hour.
    17 yards of soil at 90/yd = 1530
    8 yards mulch at 80/yd = 640

  3. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    17 yards top soil= more of less 119 wheel barrows at 35-40 hr, 6 hours other labor 35-40 hr, plus 80.00 yard for the mulch. mulch included in price. plus treflan before mulch $100.00, plus fert plants before mulch $100.00 +/-. ps there's people that would charge a heck of alot more. Also some guy here is installing black for $50.00 yard. cost him $30.00 big profit.
  4. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    no my bid is already typed up on my computer. I just wanted to see if I fit inline with what everyone else would quote. I came in if it was a one time deal for $2,950 and giving him a good price would come in at $2,525.. So with you comment Im right on the ball with your pricing which is what I wanted to see

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