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I calculated about 27 sq feet. which comes to about .27 yards of mulch. In other words about 1/4 yard. For me this is too small of a quantity to go out and get bulk mulch. If I were you I would get it in bags and it will be easy to spread.

I figure about 1 labor hour per yard of mulch to unload and spread. so you could charge 1/4 times your hourly rate to figure out the mulch plus delivery plus cost of the mulch.

on soil, for me its about the same so I charge the same. In your case I would also just get bags of topsoil instead of bulk since it is a small area.

This is what I would charge:

mulch: .25 X $65(per yard) = 16.25
soil: .3 X $55(per yard)= 16.50
delivery = 30
Tear out = 30
Total 92.75 plus tax

Not sure i understand your math. I figure bed #1. 18'x6'x0.5'=54cu.ft/27=2yrds.
0.5= 6" depth for soil.

18'x6'x0.16666'=17.99928/27=0.67yrds. The 0.16666=2"depth for mulch.

So for all three beds i should need 5 cu. yrds. of soil and 2 cu.yrds of mulch.

I apologize if i was not clear with my first post. I think i know how much to charge for hourly labor and how much material to use. I am just not sure how long it should take to put down on average a cu.yrd of mulch or soil per. hour.

I think what i am seeing is it should take 1 hour per. cu. yard
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How far will the mulch be dropped from the beds? How will you transport it to the beds?

You might be looking at close to 8 man hours of work if you go by that rule of 1 man hr per yard of mulch.

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