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Need help on mulch pricing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by coachmoneil, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Why is your markup on red different than brown?

    I pay 25 for red and 20 for brown,, I charge 60 for brown and 65 for red delivered and installed, I have an easy loader for the back of my truck. I can crank out 80% of the load in 2 minutes

    Red 25 cost $65 installed (2.6 x cost)
    Brown 20 cost $60 installed (3 x cost)
  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Because his cost is more on the red, hence less markup to make the desired $ over cost. At least that's what I get out of it.

    He's still making the same amount over cost on each type(40.00/yd).
  3. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    yeah i wasnt looking at it right, i even messed myself up in asking the question so please disregard.
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Put the corona down:)
  5. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I put 20% mark up on the price of the mulch, plus delivery charge and $30.00 per yard on labor.
  6. indy2tall

    indy2tall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 417

    topsites, the guy is Florida south of Orlando in the land of year round bikinis. Stuff stays green there all year long. I don't think he is concerned with leaves.
  7. coachmoneil

    coachmoneil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks to everyone who responded
  8. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    i do double the cost of mulch+ $60 for laber per yard

    so say it costs me $20 for the mulch its $100 per yard delivered and installed
  9. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    I charge $100 per yard installed. I pay about $18/yd. If I deliver it myself I include my drive time in the quote, if I have it delivered I add the delivery charge to the quote. I can usually put down a yard of mulch by myself in 45 min to an hour for normal terrain. I like mulch jobs $$$ :)
  10. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    Nurseries in this area charge 30.00 per yard. Delivered and installed and don't think customers don't know it. The only reason some of them ask for a price is because there is usually a waiting list and they are in a hurry to get it done.

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