Home Service Job Cost Calculator

Cost to Install Mulch

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Install Mulchzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Mulch Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade mulch. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$53.06$59.60
Mulch Labor
Direct labor expenses to install mulch.
2.0 hours$20.34$106.50
Mulch Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 100 # wheelbarrow, shovels and landscapers spreading rakes.

Totals - Cost to Install Mulch
200 square feet$107.15$213.35
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install Mulch - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install Mulch averages $0.54 - $1.07 per square foot in 2014. This Mulch Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Mulch Installation project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Mulch Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $0.54 - $1.07 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Mulch Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install Mulch - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install Mulch - References

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