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Mulch. - commercial job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by scraper69, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    How much are you guys getting for Red mulch installed.. Labor cost?
    Mulch itself is pretty pricey in Michigan _ the colored stuff.
  2. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    this year we charge 45 per yard plus delivery plus cost of materials. My prices for mulch are:

    Red 22
    Black 22
    Bark 17.50
    wood 15
    Dyed brown 3 shades 22.5 to 26.5

    If the install is a pain then the 45 goes up higher. that is about all I can get around here. big jobs call in the express blower truck.
  3. jim_g

    jim_g LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I live pretty close to you Drew and I have a comparable rate. I try to price moving and spreading mulch at $30/yd. Bed preparaion is such a varying factor (edging, weeding, spraying, who knows) that I plug it in separate at $45/hr. Then of course I add delivery and material.

    I don't get a steady stream of yes's, but I stay busy.
  4. jim_g

    jim_g LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I should rephrase that because while not everybody says yes, the stream of work is really steady.
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i charge $60-107 per yard :cool2:
  6. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    i charge abour $65 per yard...depending on my mood. :)

    i buy it for $24/yard.

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