what do most charge to put out a bag of mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Toxey, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    how much are you charging to put out the 3 cubic feet bag of mulch? thanks
     
  2. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Free......if it's only one bag :)
     
  3. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    actually it is over 40 bags and that is that is around 2 yards of mulch.
     
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  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not to be sarcastic: depends on where you're putting it. How far from truck?
    Around bushes or just in an open space? etc.
     
  5. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    in beds with plants and beside a driveway so the walk with be easy
     
  6. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
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    I figure a minimum of $4.00 - $5.00 bag for labor & transportation. That's added to the cost of the mulch for an installed price. I'm paying employees.
    If you are working alone then ?

    I'm not sure how you are doing calculating of cubic yards? Better check your numbers.
     
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  7. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Why not just have 2 yards dumped in your pickup? It would be a lot cheaper that way. Depending on the kind of mulch, $50 - $75 a yard, installed
     
  8. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
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    sorry i did screw that up. 40 bags would be 120 cubic feet or around 4 cubic yards.
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've been using mostly bagged mulch for 25 years. For us, it is usually more efficient and less mess for doing smaller areas or areas that have intense landscaping (meaning lotsa plants)
     
  10. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    that is what i am thinking. do do you add around $4 plus the cost of the mulch?
     

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