Price for Mulching an HOA

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Nicktw25, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Nicktw25

    Nicktw25 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 70

    I am currently figuring out a price to mulch a neighborhood I mow for. All of the beds are easily accessible by wheel barrel.

    124 tress with 4' diameter
    148 trees with 17' diameter

    Plus a bed that I already know will take 7yds.

    I'm coming up with around 110 yards of mulch.

    I usually charge $75 per yard, but since the size of this I will give a discount. I'm planning on charging $55 a yard. So that's around $6,050 and I'm planning on rounding up to $6,200 to save myself if I miss calculated any.

    Does all of that sound about right?
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,220

    You're in the ball park. See if you have a bark blower in your area
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  3. tlc23

    tlc23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    This really depends on the depth of the mulch you will be putting down.
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  4. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    That's an enormous discount IMO.
  5. Nicktw25

    Nicktw25 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 70

    I'm putting down about 1". The beds are already well established.
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  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    Agreed. I would maybe discount $5.00 per yard at best, only because of the size of the job. Any more off and your customer is happier, and should be with your profit!
    easy-lift guy
  7. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Senior Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 279

    I wouldn't give an almost 25% a yard discount! That's $$ right out of your pocket! Look into getting a mulch manufacturer to delivery a tractor trail load and concrete buggys instead of all that walking with wheel barrows.
  8. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,855

    The reason I think 55 over 75 is a bad idea is the fact that you're only putting down 1 inch. That's so much spreading over huge square footage. I would bring it up to 7k at least. Still over a grand under your usual very very reasonable rate.
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