Mulch apps. how much?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tnt-g, May 28, 2003.

  1. tnt-g

    tnt-g LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    We pay about $26 a yard for shredded cedar mulch. It takes 2 guys about 1hr to do 3 yards. That brings us to $46 a yard installed. How does this sound to you guys?
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    $26 - mulch (your cost)
    $20 - ($10 an hour for two men)

    Uhm, where is the profit $$$ in this equasion?

    Is the mulch already on site or did you have to take your time and use your vehicle to go pick it up?

    Also, did you ever hear of marking up a product for resale?

    For me, a yard of $26 mulch just became $45 yard to the customer, installation is extra at $90 hour for 2 men.
    For a job as small as 3 yards, I would just flat rate it at $75 per yard delivered and installed or $225.
  3. Pape's Landscape Maintenance

    Pape's Landscape Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I charge $75.00 a yard for the first three yards and then $60.00 a yard thereafter, that includes the price of the product and labor.

    Steve :cool:
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Same here 75 per yard for cedar
  5. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    dude 2 guys 3 hrs to move 1 yard that is apsolutly rediculuos. Those guys must be really slow. On my crew 2 guys can do 5 yards in 1 hour. 350 for 5 yards of mulch cost me 20 dollars a yard so 100 for mulch and 30 for my help i make 220 dollars in about an hour.
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    $50 a yard delivered and spread. I sub it out though.
  7. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    $55 delivered and istalled, minimum 3 yards

    I buy it for $15 delivered at my shop
  8. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    we do about 55-70 a yard deppending on the taraine and who far the beds are from the mulch pile or truck. It costs us about 20 per yard with the wholesale discount.
  9. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    3 yards
    1 hour
  10. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    i know i goofed but still you need to get bigger shovels and wheel barrals

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