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Price to mulch? Help!


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I know there are alot of posts about pricing out mulching and labor costs however I am trying to figure out how much to price a house that needs 12 yards of mulch. But I DO NOT need the mulch as they have it delivered ( their family works there ) So, I am not really sure what to charge.

I have to clean out the beds briefly, edge which I figured out the cost ( generally speaking! ) and spray weeds but I have no idea what to charge to spread/smooth the mulch out.

2 guys spraying then spreading
1 edging then spreading

Any ideas or suggestions! New guy here if you couldn't tell! I usually stick to mowing but starting to mulch because I have more time

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Have you done any mulch jobs in the past? Do you have an idea how long it takes you and your crew to spread a yard of mulch?

Do you have an estimate on how much time this entire job will take you?

There is a great mulch job discussion here where one member suggested

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1 yard per hour per man" (includes weeding,edging,) unless there is excessive weeding
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I can't determine your weeding and edging needs, but I can say that most mulch suppliers will set a homeowner up on request around here and they pay $29 per cubic yard spread regardless of whether you spread at a full four inch or only 2 inch. If you are concerned about determining variances you may want to do a square footage bid something like $.20-$.38 depending on expected depth

We use these same rates for bulk mulch, though if we are supplying the mulch I still charge the full retail cost of the mulch as the homeowner would be paying including delivery charges and sometimes cut the additional labor rate to about $25.
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get 85 a yard spread 22 is the cost of the mulch and about 30 is fuel for the truck to get it so about 33 a yard to spread it
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get 85 a yard spread 22 is the cost of the mulch and about 30 is fuel for the truck to get it so about 33 a yard to spread it
Is that 30 per yard for fuel you charge and within what radius? I haul up to 6 yards at a time within 25 miles for the same $50-60 charged by the supplier. Spend about $20-25 in fuel that way. Plus the $10-$15 or so difference between the wholesale and retail price.
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Is that 30 per yard for fuel you charge and within what radius? I haul up to 6 yards at a time within 25 miles for the same $50-60 charged by the supplier. Spend about $20-25 in fuel that way. Plus the $10-$15 or so difference between the wholesale and retail price.
i worded that wrong thats for 1 yard if more then 1 yard then its 30 per load for fuel and that covers a 50 mile radius from my shop
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I charge a $50 delivery fee to go pick up mulch and then $35 a yard to spread it out. Customer pays what I pay for mulch.

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3 men
12 yards of mulch
Edging and spraying
About 5 hours of labor and cost for the round up.

Charge no less than $750.00
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3 men
12 yards of mulch
Edging and spraying
About 5 hours of labor and cost for the round up.

Charge no less than $750.00
Paul,

Do you have a break down of how you'd advise charging per yard of mulch? What do you feel is the best way to create a dollar figure for such jobs?
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