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Mulching prices


LawnSite Member
Columbus, IN
Since I just went on my own in business this year, I am trying to branch out and do more with my LCO. I have been asked several times this year about mulching residences. What is the going rate for putting down a cu. yd. of mulch? Or do most of you do it by the job. Just trying to get ideas of how much to charge. I can buy locally regular hardwood mulch of $16 a yd and fine hardwood for $23. That is including my 20% discount.

Thanks for your help

Gary :gunsfirin


LawnSite Silver Member
Morgantown, WV
Dbl grnd hardwood..we deliver and install for $ 65.00 per yd. Red Dye is $ 75.00 per yard delivered & installed
Originally posted by packerbacker
If i lay $40.00 worth of mulch i charge $40.00, i just double whatever I'm installing
wouldn't't you be breaking even if you laid 40 and charged 40?. wouldn't't you want to charge 80?. that would be double. Maybe i'm reading your reply wrong but 40 x 2 is 80.

Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

LawnSite Member
Owosso, MI
He is including the $40 to install it. His rate is double what the install is. If he has to install $100 worth of mulch, he will charge $100 plus the $100 to buy the mulch for a grand total of $200.