We handle sites as small as a yard, i know it takes more driving time than mulching time, and other sites as big as 50 yards. These are stores around NJ and PA and DE in April of each year, our busiest month. A company had us quote some properties, and after finding out all of the properties werent anywhere around us, all counties farther away, i worked out pricing per location between $60-70 per yard. The company supposedly is supposed to already have the beds weeded and plants trimmed prior, but sounds like they just got the contract and would have to do them sometime in march before we get there. I want the work for march not april, because we have enough other work in april. They call me back and ask if i can bill them $35/yrd total across the board :/ The cheapest i pay to have a truck delivered in NJ is about $19 a yard if ordering bulk, yet since 90% of these sites are not close to our location at all, ALL mulch will have to be bought/pickedup/delivered to each site from a nursery or mulch dealer in their own area. Last year we did similar work and paid between $22-32 a yard, avg though is probably $25-27. I cant imagine if we had to pay $27 a yard after tax OR MORE and then apply it for $5-8 a yard lol. Come to think of it, i dont know any large massive or joe smoe illegal business that could do it this cheap. Some places are 1 yard and i could send a ford ranger to do the work, and others are almost 50, i'd like to have 3-4 guys on a crew at least and our litlte tractor to help drive the mulch all over since nothing is close to where we can park in driveways and parking lots with the trucks and trailers. What are they smoking now? They must just assume someone will bite their crap bait because the economy is bad and just deal with making $50 a day profit for a 4 man crew mulching 10hrs a day. Worst part is we've done other work for them in the past so although things went smoothly in the past and prices were on par with landscape standards, this is just getting ridiculous now.