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We do not charge by the man hour.

Charge by yard, we get anywhere from $45.00 /$55.00.

same as rodfather prep/edging is extra charge...:D
 

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Originally posted by Scraper
What's going rate per yard installed in your area? My pricing includes the edging, but not prep work like cleanup.
$75 for double or triple ground, and dyed mulch. Cedar is $85.
 

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$40 per yard!!! Quality BARK mulch cost me $27 per yard. Lets see if I charge $40 per yard after paying for the mulch that leaves me with $13.00 per yard. It takes a manhour to spread a yard and typically my guys like to be paid at the end of the week. A manhour with health, taxes, unempl, work comp, etc.. cost me about $16.00 total on average. Let see $13 minus $16 is - $3.00 per yard. Factor the dump truck, tools, gas, biz insr, truck insur, etc.. -$3.00 minus overhead ??????? Nice profit eh!

Like I said - ARE YOU KIDDING?

Yeah, any knucklehead can spread mulch. But not everyone can make a living doing it.
 

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A yard of double shredded bark wholesale is around $20.00 delivered, one guy can easily spread 2-3 yards per hour so........

One yard is 27 cubic feet so we are only talking 8 X
10 cubic feet wheelbarrow loads dumped and spread per hour
to install 3 yards per hour.


Based on 1 hour assuming two guys

revenue $200.00 (4 yards installed at $50 per yard)

expenses $80.00 (4 yards)
labor $30.00 (2 guys @ $11 per hour plus ins. etc)

net $90.00 (less any other fixed or variable expenses).

I typically am around $50 per yard to be competitive but sell maybe 15-20% of proposals. Obviously we are assuming easy access and beds without a disproportionate amount of shrubs.
Amazing what two mexicans can do in a day! To be honest too who installs 8 yards and tells Mrs it was 10! Dishonest or part of the business?
 

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Originally posted by turfsolutions
40-55 per yard? Are you kidding? I thought I was low at $75 per yard, prep work not included. What is everyone else charging per yard prep work not included?
I charge between $85-100/yard installed. That includes prep work, edging only, as I don't have any properties that I can just throw mulch down. This year I subbed out my large properties (20 yards +) to a mulch blowing service....talk about making $$$$.
 
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