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Pricing - removing mulch, weeding, and edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by BCnj, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    how do you guys go about with pricing up a job that a customer needs all beds re-done taking away the old mulch, weeding, and edging. what do some of you other guys use for a method on pricing??

    i dont wanna cheat myself out and lowball any suggestions???

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    I would charge her at least 40.00 per yard
  3. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    how many hrs do you think i should be done the job?
  4. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 223

    oh...at least 50-60 hrs sounds good. if you work slower, you can charge more too since it takes longer.

    some people.....
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Why does the mulch need to be hauled away, mulch is mulch just cover it up.
  6. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    well i agree it doesnt need to but thats what they wanted done and thats gona be extra because you gotta haul it away. the wife wanted the chipped up rubber on all the beds have anybody heard of that lol when she told me this i was like is she really serious. again thanks to you all
  7. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    My neighbor does this. I watch every spring, the whole lawn crew comes and rakes up and hauls away all the mulch. I don't know why, I never asked her. This is also not a small job either.
  8. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Did you ever think of educating them that there is no reason to remove mulch unless there is just too much there to where it is affecting the house, siding or other plant material, there just is no other reason to remove mulch, it is intended to slowly break down and ammend the soil and retain moisture. If we do a new bed we put 3 inches down, and recommend 1 inch every year.

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