price per yard for mulch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by hotpan, May 23, 2006.

  1. hotpan

    hotpan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    when ppl say "$55 per yard" for example, is that per cubic yard??? my customer has 11 cubic yards of mulch needed. is that $600? i hear there's a lot of money to be made in landscaping but that sounds high.
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    YES it they are talking about cubic yards and Yes that $55 is per CY installed and No that is not high. Depending on the part of the country you are in the going rate ranges from around $45 per CY to $100 per CY installed. And NO 11 CY's at $55 is not $ is $605.... :)
  3. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    i agree, it all depends on were you are, in my area ive seen it advertised to 100 yd delivered not spread !! i dout that this guy sold alot of mulch !! i usually charge 75 to 100 per yd spread & del ! my price depends on how far from the truck to the beds i have to wheelbarrow the mulch, also if the beds are overgrown....
  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    i just landed a rubber mulch job that I bid @ $200/yd installed.....:cool2:
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    been mulching all this week so far @ $85-94/yd. mulch is outragously priced around here, i would like to be around $95-105 for most quality mulches, but its pretty hard to sell that when most houses around here take an average of 6-8yds. crowded beds can really slow you down, especially if you have to shovel/fling it into the beds from the wheelbarrow. Its not as much money as it sounds like.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Unload that 11 yards and spread it and see what you think of that price.
    Yes there is a lot of money to be made- but only after a LOT of hard work.
    For 2x's hardwood, I am at $70 this year
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Did the customer say your price is high or do you say your price is high? The price will generally vary a bit but 50-100 per yard installed is the going rate.
  8. Scottscape

    Scottscape LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 76

    dude its a skidsteer 60in bucket load. hope this helps

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