spreading dirt

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by greenbeanservice, May 3, 2006.

  1. greenbeanservice

    greenbeanservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I need to spread about 4 yards of loam. Just curious to see what some of you are charging for the labor per yard..

    Thanks Green Bean
  2. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I use a small skid steer so its pobably a moot point for you. That amount takes about 30-45 min depending on how far it is distributed so a min charge is applied.

    If I was hoofing it with a wheelbarrow, I'd charge back the hourly effort at rate...but, I'd probably add travel time and so on. I guess about $50/yd installed (it's usually $15/yd material cost) would be reasonable.

    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I just did a job that had 11 yards of loam. All by wheel barrow and shovels. I just charged for the hours that I was on the job. THis is a great question though.

    I have a rate for crushed stone and mulch but not for loam. I am also interested in a general per yard price.

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