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mulch question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by surfsk869, May 16, 2007.

  1. surfsk869

    surfsk869 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 16

    pertaining to mulch pricing... i understand price per application of cubic yard range anywhere from 50-80 dollars. does this price include the cost of mulch/transport of mulch

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    i charge in the range of 70 to 75 per yard of mulch ( delivered and installed).
  3. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    yeah you bundle it all in.

    You could look at it either way

    $50 hauling dump/dump insert/trailer
    $100-140 mulch for say 5 yards
    $200 labor for 5 yards to install, remove weeds

    total for 5 yard job is $390 or $78 per yard
  4. jrich01

    jrich01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 21

    We charge $100. per yd installed for mulching.
  5. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    do your prices include edging??? they all seem low. besides how do you flat rrate mulch when each job is different. for example i've had 10 yd jobs that went quicker than 4 yd jobs because of the ease of edging, beds were easily accessible etc.

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    hmm.. we don't 'do' edging here. if there is no aluminum or vinyl edging already onsite, we install it at an additional charge
  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    I don't charge a haul fee because it is usually no more than 15 min drive from the mulch supplier. I charge 55-65 per yard, depending if it is lots of hand work( working around small shrubs, plants) or just dump and spread. I do edge the beds, usually included in the price of the mulch. I feel that if I can name my price on a mulch job, doing the bed edging just makes it look that much more professional.
  8. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    per yard how much would you guys charge to
    edge, weed, rake out old debris, put down mulch, and cost of mulch, assuming the weeding is light( maintaining the area from about a year ago)
  9. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    i don't do it like that, i charge by the hour (45 per man/hr), but guess a ballpark figure might be $100/yd give or take.... just a guess. hard to flat rate because it could be a 20' walk from the mulch on the truck or a 120' walk and if you think that difference isn't huge as far as time goes, time yourself at a regular pace over that distance and multiply by how many trips you make it adds up. also, edging a new bed as opposed to one you've edged for years is a huge diff as well.

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