mulch removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JTS Landscaping, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    i have a job im going to be doing and need to remove some dirt and mulch from the bed and then remulch it wondering what you guys charge to remove mulch from beds. need to give a price in couple days

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Why do you need to remove the mulch?
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    If you provide and install mulch for example 65.00 a yard

    The mulch on the average would be about 20.00 per yard

    The install for that mulch would then be at 45.00 per yard

    Now you are not providing the mulch but you are still handleing it.
    The cost for handleing the mulch is still at 45.00 per yard.

    Then the cost of providing and installing the mulch would go back to the 65.00 per yard.

    7 wheelbarrows that are 4.2 cubic feet will come close enough to equal a yard. Eight would be too much!

    Therefore you should calculate the number of wheelbarrows moved out to come up with your cost.

    Hope this helps
  5. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    We had the same request from a client. The reason for the removal is because the mulch bed had built up over the years and by adding another 2.5-3 inches, the mulch will overflow over the Belgium blocks.
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    If there is already mulch in the bed, all you need is a cover layer of 1-1.5 inches. If some one has been adding 3 inches every year, no wonder the beds are overflowing.
  7. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Figure out your labor rate and time for the removal and then charge your normal rate for the install of the new mulch. I bill $45 per man hour for the removal.

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