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Whats the going rate for mulch in your area?


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I was just curious as to how much you guys were paying and how much your marking it up for delivery and install. Mulch around here is $36 a yard, a little more than I would like but its nice stuff. Thanks for your input.
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I'm way cheaper than you. I'm at $34 a yard!!!!

Delivery and install at $90 a yard. Weeding is extra $$$.
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LOL. Im trying to get a little better deal with my mulch guy. I used quite a bit last year but Im not buying huge amounts at once so its tough to get cheaper price.
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Black $28.50 + tax ($30.25) and I can pay with credit card makes my taxes easy
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I was just curious as to how much you guys were paying and how much your marking it up for delivery and install. Mulch around here is $36 a yard, a little more than I would like but its nice stuff. Thanks for your input.
Ours in this area is $43 a yard and I charge $45 an hour.
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i just found a place here in my area that will sell me the mulch at 25.00 plus tax.
they make their on dye, bad as-s quality of mulch BEST I EVER SEEN SO far, i sell around 100.00 to 150.00 per yard.
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Mulch is about 24-28 a yard depending on the quantity and if its drop shipped. I charge 70 to install, 2 guys takes 15 minutes to rake out a yard, when its dumped in a pile with a dingo. and they clean up after themselves as they go down the property.

I get 55 a yard if its over 100 yards, and use a blower, 3 guys, 1 loading blower, 1 spraying, 1 helper-truck mover-island clean up backpack blower clean up as we go. A blower can be 50-75% more efficient as there wont be any deep spots and wasted mulch, no raking, better coverage and it lays about 1 yard in 130 seconds.

each of the above scenarios will be charged a machine rental for the day, and a transportation charge, and a fuel charge, buried an insurance rider for any rental gear I dont want on my gnl. for the rental.
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Can you tell us a little about those pictures? What was the job and how many man hours did it take you?
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Can you tell us a little about those pictures? What was the job and how many man hours did it take you?

this was a local chain store, that has about 90 yards worth of islands to mulch and they like 2-3 inches.

3 guys with a blower can do it in 4-5 hours when the place is closed, with traffic and people 6-8.

The rear of the property was jungle and was a security issue for staff, and place to stash items, stolen goods from store and or drug trafficking..

It was 5-8 foot tall bushes and shrubs that were never maintained so that was ripped out with a brush cutter blade and spikes to get the roots out and a small dingo to pull em, then everything chipped back onto the areas and then covered with 250 yards of mulch because this was a strip of mulch using a bucket on the dingo and making piles and just raking it out was cheaper then using the blower and loading that.. this was one instance where hand labor, carefully monitored was cheaper then a machine.... its rare but it happens
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That is very interesting. It makes you wonder if such a service could be marketed to other stores in the area. If you can point out how overgrown shrubs can be a problem as you explained and why it is a problem, I bet you could line up more work like this.

You could also be proactive with other commercial clients and point out such spots on their property that can be changed.

Good job with taking the pictures. That can be used on your website and on your blog with key search words, to attract more business.
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