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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gatewayuser, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,298

    I agree with gmj give no take $250.00
  2. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    How long do you fiqure it takes to spread 40 yds of mulch?
  3. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    i would charge about $3750. pretty good size job.payup
  4. The Cowboy

    The Cowboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    Mulch I would put down at about $55 per yard, and tack on $500 for the edging and trimming, add treflan for say 200 more, and get 2900. By keeping it below the 3000 mark, it makes it stand out from the others. I'd probably win it. The mulch would probably take me 16 hours, but it depends on the difficulty of spreading. I always use a big manure fork or grain shovel to lift mulch so my shovel time is limited. Total job time might be 28 hours. My net profit before taxes is about 75-80 bucks per hour. If I were feeling frisky I could probably knock it out in 2 1/2 days working alone.
  5. CutApproved

    CutApproved LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 234

    I came up with what Cowboy did,, I came up with $3000+ maybe

    $55.00 x 40 yard of mulch
    2 men x 8hrs @ $100/hr = $800.00
    I'd include edging with the mulch price cuz I'm getting mulch at about $16.00 per yard delivered then charging $55.00 per yard that a $39.00 profit per yard and unless it a really difficult yard this might change the price but usually you run 2 men on the wheels and one or two spreading. I dont use any fabric in these parts
  6. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Before I read any posts , I thought $3000. Not knowing what treflan was or the cost of it, I would say $3200 after reading posts.
    Did you get the job?
  7. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I won't know until Jan. 31, its a property management contract not just the mulching I will let everyone know if I did or not. Thanks:waving:
  8. ribit

    ribit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Did you get the job?
  9. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    We charge $75 a yard of mulch installed. edging, weeding, clean ups are extra at $60.00 per hour per man. To many people in my area give away work to stay busy and only make a small amount from any given job. We have always looked to make at least 35% profit or in some cases 60% plus from a project.
  10. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    I would be at 3600.00, but have a bed edger so the edging would not take any more than a hour. I figured a man hour per yard, and that is high. If I was actually bidding the job I would probably knock a few hundred off.

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