Mulching prices

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnRangerofColumbus, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. LawnRangerofColumbus

    LawnRangerofColumbus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    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
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    If i lay $40.00 worth of mulch i charge $40.00, i just double whatever im installing
  3. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Paying $20/yd. and charging $55 installed. That seems to be a fairly standard rate around here, and it returns me the profit I need.
  4. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    In my area, I get it for 14.50/yd.

    To deliver and install, i charge $65.
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Here I can deliver it for $18-22 /yrd depending on what it is, and I install it for $50-60/yrd
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Dbl grnd hardwood..we deliver and install for $ 65.00 per yd. Red Dye is $ 75.00 per yard delivered & installed
  7. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    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.
  8. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    what's with my keyboard with the t"s
  9. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    try doing a search, about 900 people have asked the same question
  10. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    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.

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