What would you charge for 45yds of mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by wormburner, May 15, 2005.

  1. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Just wanting to get some opinions on putting down around 45yds of mulch.I estimated around $25 a yard for delivery and spread total came to be around $1100 and the customer jumped on it within a day I thought maybe I went to low on how fast they jumped on it.
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Howdy, we charge $40 per yard delivered an another $1000-1600 for the install, guess you could be alittle low? [ we install on sat, w/ a 3-man crew] if thats any help? payup
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    I think you are about $3000 or so too low...
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    I would have charged about $2475. You'll find that working for free sucks.
  5. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Up here, it would be 45 yards X $ 65.00/yard delivered, edged and installed. That comes to a total of $2925.00. I would have ball-parked the total at $ 3000.00, and bought everyone lunch. But, that would be in this region. Pine Bark would have cost $28/yard retail...with Premium at $ 38/yard retail. The 45 yards at wholesale would have run $23 - $33 for the aboves. That would figure at $1035 & $1485 respectively, giving you either roughly $ 2000.00 or $ 1500.00 to cover labor and profit. Then, of course, if you had the mulch blown-in, you could just sit back and watch the wholejob getting done by someone else.
  6. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    what are u paying for the mulch per yard from the supplier???

    $45-$50/yd is what the rate is my area which is a little north of u. that total would come to $2025 - $2250 without any edging or cleanup.

    u bid $1100 - im not sure what u should do because if u have a crew to spread it, u will probably lose money unless ur buying the mulch really really cheap.
  7. srk1378

    srk1378 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I am also in central/northern ohio and I would be around $2400.00 so I think you are not too far off. I have found that the 45-50.00 per yard installed is all our area will allow. It would be nice to get to the 60-65.00 per yard range but the market around here just won't allow it. Good luck on your job!
  8. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    You just hosed yourself, that would barely cover material cost.... :)
  9. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    45yards * 60 (cost was 23) = 2700, not including the edging or the cleanup. Took about 40 man hours, basically 2 guys 2 days. Problem was it had to be wheeled around a park with only one entrance, and the path couldnt hold a bobcat.
  10. landstroker51

    landstroker51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    45 yards of mulch would be $1620.00 plus sales tax.
    No labor to spread it or delivery charge in that price.

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