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Time for a price check

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chesterlawn, May 5, 2008.

  1. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I just gave a lady a price for a small mulch job. There is 1/2 hour of weeding no clean-up and 5 yards max. of mulch. I priced it at $525, a $100 per yard of mulch and 25 for gas. She called back and said that is a very fair price and does that include the mulch? I told her yes, well I guess it's time to raise prices.
     
  2. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    If you can get that price great. I would think it would be high. Mulch around here goes for 50-75 per yard installed.
     
  3. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    sounds good to me that what i go with 100 bucks a yard then if theres clean up stuff to do while i am there i kick it up alittle more.
     
  4. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I didn't think it was high, thats kind of the going rate that I've been getting, but when she asked if includes the price of the mulch I was surprised. I guess money is not affecting people in my area, Im great full to be in the area I'm located,
     
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    yeah, I'm in your area and it's great to hit those numbers.
     
  6. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    3x materials is a pretty foolproof bidding method.

    If you are selling every bid you make, your prices are too low. JMO.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah same here, I guess the prices really do vary from one region to the next.
     
  8. asjgabries

    asjgabries LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I would have charged her 420
     
  9. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    just ran an estimate for that same stuff just to check my price from youres and came to $535 without weeding , with weeding, $570.
     
  10. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I also did a job 2 weeks ago. No edging, no weeding light clean up for $1,800 I thought it would take 18 yards, it was hard to estimate because it had a few scattered beds in the yard and mulching around the house. It took 3 of us 4 hours and 14 yards. Thats $120 in labor and $350 in mulch plus tax. Im not bsing, Im going to start pushing mulch, theres alot of money in it. Also the customer was very pleased with the job.
     

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