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Mulching 16 yards

Dingo

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
I cannot charge 50-60 per yard like everyone else charges. What should i charge?<br>Dingo
 

nlminc

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
GA
Why can't you charge that? I would charge 60.00 min. to deliver and spread mulch.
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
Does the customer know it will take 16 yards?<br>Charge for the job not for the yards of mulch. <p>I agree, I cannot get the $50-60 a yard either. The market is too competitive and people won't pay $240 for 4 yards of mulch. But they might pay $200 for the mulch on my trailer :) They don't need to know if it is 4 yards or 6 yards...know what I mean? You don't break down the cost of your fertilizer and charge by the bag, don't do it with the mulch either.
 

MJM Landscaping Inc

LawnSite Member
Location
Baltimore Md
I agree with Keith. Do not charge by the yard. Use it to figure your price but dont tell the customer.I charge 65-75 a yard, do you think i would get that if i told them that! If someone calls you on the phone and ask you &quot;How much do you charge a yard?&quot; Tell them that you price by the job not the yard and that you would be more than happy to give them an estimate. In all likelihood they will tell you that they will call you back. They were only price shopping and you dont want them anyway. The best way to weed out the undesirables and price shoppers is to NEVER give a price over the phone. (That also means how much you charge to mow an acre of grass ect.) My 2 cents.<br>Mark
 
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Dingo

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
ok, what would you price a mulching job that needed 16 yards of mulch and it was spread 2&quot; thick. You have to bring the mulch and it is not a far trip from the trailer to the beds. Price it as a job not by the yards like all you guys say to do. Thanks for the help<br>Dingo
 
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Dingo

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
I have been told 162-170 sq. ft. is this right guys? <br>Dingo<br>
 

pete

LawnSite Member
Location
Mclean Va
Yeah those numbers are right if you crunch the numbers. I think that this is a generous estimate becase its hard to put 2 inches down. i would figure more like 120-140 sq ft for a yard.
 
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Dingo

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
I also have a guy who wants me to big on 1780 sq/ft of mulch work that would take around 19yds cause he wants the bed in the front 3&quot; and the ones in the back 2&quot; the beds are easy get to. If someone could please give me an idea of what they would charge. I also am not sure how long it would take. If you have a pretty good idea of how long it would take one person please let me know i would greatly appreciate it.<br>Dingo
 


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