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Mulch price-What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by overtona, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. overtona

    overtona LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I'm having a hard time pricing mulch. What do you charge per yrd to put down mulch? Let's assume mulch is about $30/c yd and you have to haul the mulch less than 5miles. I usually charge about $15/yd to lay it down...so about $44/yrd. I think I'm priced a little too low. Thoughts?
  2. parrlawncare

    parrlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Triple the cost of the mulch. No less than double the cost if you wanna make a little money.
  3. overtona

    overtona LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Wow. Triple? I am selling myself short. So basically $90/yard??
  4. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I need 20 yards at my house. When can you be here?
  5. parrlawncare

    parrlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    $44/yard is way to cheap even if you were hauling it 1 mile. You pay $30 a yard and double the price so then your fuel, delivery and helpers pay come out of the next $30 and you make hardly nothing so always look into triple the price.
  6. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    We normally get 65-75 oer yard installed. This is the going rate around here in northern va and we make a decent profit at that price
  7. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    120 per yard here
  8. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    I'm at 80 a yard installed.
  9. overtona

    overtona LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Thanks guys for your input. You have confirmed I'm way too cheep. Time to get to work. I'm setting my price at $75/yrd installed.
  10. nylesedwards

    nylesedwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    i charge $75-$90 depending on certain factors

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