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So what is a good estimate delivered and spread? Cost $28/yd.=$80/yd.?...$100/yd.?
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Typically whatill do is measure it out accurately and i can but a yard of mulch for $27 so ill sell it to the customer at $35 a yard and spread for another $35 so i charge $70 per yard of mulch for product and installation
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I charge $70 per yard for mulch installed, than add the delivery charge from the mulch company about $60- $120.

A yard a hour is about right depending location of mulch placement.

I do this by myself and don't want any employees so may trade services with a buddy that has insurance and also does landscaping.

I stick to my prices and if they think i'm high they can always call someone else.

My priceing theory, just because I'm a one man show that does not mean I should charge less that the large establisted landscape companys.
Started last year and have about 28 customers that take one or two services want to add 15 more this year.
Every customer you get will in general take more services as time goes by.
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So if you delivery the mulch yourself, is that included in the $70/yd? Or do you add a delivery fee on top of that?
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I will add a dollar per mile delievery fee from my supplier to the job
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If it's a small load 1-2 yards I charge $ 15.00
If it's 2 or more I have it deliver and charge the delivery charge + $70.00 per yard
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Good info in this thread, always a confusing thing when trying to estimate time and materials on mulch jobs, a guy once told me to multiply your mulch cost by 3 and that should be a great place to start and land a fair amount of work.
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The Quality of the job you do should be reflected in your price. Look at the price of the mulch the time it took to get the mulch, how much is your time worth, gas to go get the product, paying your help, state sales tax, income tax, insurance for vehicle, liability insurance for business. Still want to charge 15.00 dollars per yard? Tom Sawer would love that kind of guy
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120 plus man hr is way above what we get around Cincinnati. About 70 a yrd is the going rate or 2.5 x cost plus tax
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Thought I'd bump this because I have a mulch estimate to do and I don't do much mulch work, so I could use some help.

The area is along the back edge of a lawn up against a wooden privacy fence. There is no weeding to be done. The area is "bare" - it had been mulched years ago, but needs redone. It has been kept wee-free though.

The front "edge" had always been a problem for the homeowner since there's a water runoff issue from the neighboring property. Even with a deep edge, the water tended to push mulch out of the bed area into the lawn.

His solution this year was to edge it and then place "river rock" (smooth, "round" stones) along the edge. There are large stones along the edge that were set in place by hand with smaller smaller stones dumped behind that extending back about 2 feet. Essentially, there is a "border" of stones along the edge and mulch will be placed behind the stones with the thinking that the stones will keep everything where it needs to stay. I think it should work and the stone portion actually looks good. I just need to fill the area behind the stones.


Since the area is curvy and has planted sections within it, I broke my measurements down into sections to be added together for a total area to be mulched.

8x8
12x3
13x5
15x8
12x6

I figure 2-3" should be sufficient, as the area is not prone to needing "weed control".

I came up with 3 yards needed.
Does that sound correct?

If so, how long do you think this may take?
I'll have it delivered/dumped in the driveway and need to wheel it (myself) to the back on a mostly flat yard about 50-60' and dump/spread it.


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