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Mulching price per yard?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CHEVYCRAIG, Feb 20, 2005.


    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I got a call for 5 yards of mulch to put down (no edging required,no hills, not far from driveway ect). I pay 18.02 per yard is $ 55.00 per yard a good price or am I under cutting myself??
  2. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 172

    I'd charge @$25 per yard for the mulch and $50 per yard to spread. Comes out to 75 per yard = $375. make sure there is not extensive weeding to do.
  3. crosson lawn

    crosson lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I don't feel that is too low or high. You can slam 1.5 to 2 yrds an hour depending on how spread out the veg is in the beds. so u will be out of there in 3 hours tops and made 60 an hour. thats not bad in my book.
    Here i get the red stuff for 21.50 and i charge 75 per for 3yds and under, and 60 a yd over that and if it is 30yds or over i give a break.

    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I forgot to add no weeding, just puttinh the mulch down.I can do about 1.25 yards an hour myself.Thanks for the input!
  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    $55 sounds reasonable to me. Around here it averages $55-$75 / yard.
  6. gaulk

    gaulk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    55 is fine i charge 60$ if not more sometimes :D
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i charge $15 for the mulch, and $10 a yd to spread it. but only if they let me cut thier grass
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I am charging $56 a yard installed here this year but I am only paying $11 for the mulch. Keep in mind your drive time to pick up the mulch should also be included in your estimate.. so your really not making what you think you are per hour. I think I would at least charge $63-$65 per yard installed if I were you. I also won't touch anything under 5 yards unless there is a hefty delivery fee added in.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    that's about what we're charging.
  10. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    $55/yd here installed. It has been that price for the last 2 years, and I am thinking about going up. I know that $55 won't hold much longer.

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