Mulch Prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by littlepopelp, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. littlepopelp

    littlepopelp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Im 15 years old and have been mowing lawns and landsaping for 4 years, and i get mulch at the contractors price, and i charge a addtional $20 for labor for every cuyd. I understand most people around me charge $30 additional, and i was wondering what you people charge, and if i should still be quite a bit cheaper than bigger companies due to my age
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i charge $45-50 a yard.
  3. littlepopelp

    littlepopelp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Do you charge 45-50 a yard including mulch and labor. I charge about 28 for mulch and 20 for labor so therefore- about $48 per cu yd.
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    thats everything. delvivery, cost and labor all bundled into one price
  5. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I could never make any money mulching at 50 dollars a yard installed. I charge between $70- $90.00 per yard installed depending how much prep work is required. Mulching is not easy work....charge what your worth!

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Depends on the mulch too.. Hardwood, hemlock , Cedar , Red cedar , Etc.. For hardwood Mulch I charge between $30 and $35 per yard, and then Depending on installation requirements, Average $35 per yard intallation.
  7. cp

    cp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Wholesale $14.50 Cu yd.

    Retail $20.00 cu yd.

    I install at $40.00 c/yd
  8. littlepopelp

    littlepopelp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    When you say install, does that meen laying the mulch AND covering the price of the mulch
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Time to pick up, clean beds, install mulch, drive back home, and clean up truck takes too much to only get $45-$50 per yard. I charge $60 to $80 per yard depending on prep work needed and how many yards I will be installing. Even at this, I don't make as good as I do cutting grass with the Lazer. I only do mulch for current customers, never for others. Just not that good of money in my opinion. All the time involved from start to finish not to mention pay for helper just doesn't make me want to do them.
  10. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    I agree with evans528. I try to chage around $90/yard. Each job is different depending on amount of edging, shrubs, and terrain though.

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