Yet another guy needing pricing help...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jeff Tracey Enterprises, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Jeff Tracey Enterprises

    Jeff Tracey Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    I know a lot of people get sick of the same old " how much would you charge for this one" but I am totally lost on this one!!! HELP!!!

    I got a guy who wants me to take over ALL LANDSCAPING for him. He works in Va and has a house in NC that he is rarely at and is affraid someone will break in because his current landscaper is big time half assin the work and has been telling him that he has been doing it like its supposed to be done. That being said he wants me to trim all bushes, 84, (medium to large), 2 small trees, and put out new mulch. I measured everything and its gonna require 13 sq yards of mulch, its 1945 square feet and putting it out at 2" deep, the mulch calculator said 13 square yards. I am still needing to get the pricing on the mulch and I have been guarenteed the work, I just need some help with the pricing. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank Jeff

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    We get between 70 & 90 bucks a yard depends on the size job & the customer
  3. Jeff Tracey Enterprises

    Jeff Tracey Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    is that just labor installed or is that including material cost??
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    Now remember, this is what I would charge but its probably different then eveyrone else.

    13 yards of mulch: $1040.00 + tax
    Bushes are trimmed @ $45.00 per man hour
    Cant help you with the trees.
  5. Bladerunner Inc

    Bladerunner Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    In Florida I get 60 a yard its hard to get much more.
  6. jimithing31

    jimithing31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Is $60 include the price of the mulch or is that just labor?
  7. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    that will be INSTALLED.
  8. harrislawncare1

    harrislawncare1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    70 yrd in Ms. is Norm
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I don't understand how can someone be guaranteed a job
    without a solid idea on the price, how does that work?

    As for the mulch that depends, I can do it as low as $45 a cubic yard and as high as $80,
    a price per cubic yard doesn't work for me because there exist too many variables.

    $20 a cubic yard to spread it, plus the price of the mulch.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yeah, right around 60-65 a yard, here. Make sure you get all his expectations down, first. Is he going to want his shrubbery done twice a season, or only once? Things like that.

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