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Yard Installed


LawnSite Member
I have been on here a lot lately and I just like to know when everyone gets a "yard installed" quote, where do they get that number.

Example: some say they can charge, get, etc. $40-$70 a yard of mulch installed.

Can someone break down those numbers for me?

Is it wages + cost of mulch? overhead + cost of mulch? what?


LawnSite Member
Pensacola, FL
Cost of mulch + Hourly Rate to install. Example for 60.00 Hourly Rate: If it takes approx. 1/2 hour to install 1 yard of mulch and that mulch costs approx. 30.00 per yard then 30.00 + 30.00 = 60.00 per yard of mulch installed. You may be able to spread 1 yard of mulch in a little less than 1/2 hour but don't forget you are providing more than just installation. You are also providing pickup, delivery and probably some weeding and/or bed edging to make it look really NICE.


LawnSite Bronze Member
We charge one hour+one yard in our quotes. The average person spreads about 1 an hour if there are shrubs/flowers involved.