Mulch pricing question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jhouchins, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 182

    I have heard a lot of people say they charge around $50-$75 to spread 1 yard of mulch. Do you charge seperate for the mulch or include the material cost in the spreading price?

    Also, do you charge a delivery fee?

    Any other ways to bill with mulch would be good to hear as well.

    Thanks guys
  2. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    if you type in the search "mulch pricing" you will find a couple threads with this discussed in depth already.
  3. ctvalley

    ctvalley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    The best advice I have read on this and other sites:

    "Figure your costs and then figure how much you want to make profit on top of that."

    Just my two cents, if you are a legit business and are spreading quality mulch, you need to be near the 75.00 pricing.
  4. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 182

    Thanks. Lots of good stuff on there.

    So if you charge $75 per yard installed, does that include the price of the mulch also?
  5. johnnybow

    johnnybow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    i think so
  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Not all my jobs are priced the same , but I would say my average would be close to 70 a yard. And yes that does include delivery and mulch. I say average because if a place needs 10-15 yards it is going to be cheaper than a place that needs 5 yards of colored mulch.
  7. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Yes it does:usflag:
  8. ctvalley

    ctvalley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    Yes, unless you are paying 40-45 per yard of hemlock mulch
  9. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 182

    Thanks fellas. This place makes me look like a seasoned vet to my customers once I run it by you guys. LOL

    Seriously I appreciate every comment on here.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,016

    Don't give your customers a breakdown on the price. They will argue the price of the supplies or the labor charge is too high. To the customer " it will cost x amount to do this job"
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