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mad_wrestler
04-15-2005, 10:17 PM
Here are all of the particulars. This yard is 14200 sq ft. I quoted $60 to mow/weed eat/ edge/blow. The lawn also needs to be core aerated. I quoted $175. Next were areas to be mulched. Total area was 477 sq ft and that came to $150. Total for the job, $385. Is this a good quote? Thanks

grasswhacker
04-15-2005, 10:22 PM
Here are all of the particulars. This yard is 14200 sq ft. I quoted $60 to mow/weed eat/ edge/blow. The lawn also needs to be core aerated. I quoted $175. Next were areas to be mulched. Total area was 477 sq ft and that came to $150. Total for the job, $385. Is this a good quote? Thanks

Seems a bit high. Is there a house on the property? How much trimming is there? Obstacles?

mad_wrestler
04-15-2005, 10:32 PM
Yes there is a house on the property. Flat all around. One tree in the front and 17 shrubs to be pruned and trimmed in the mulch beds. There is approximately 843 linear feet of trimming and edging to do. The backyard is approximately 4224 sqft and the front is 9135 sqft. We will be installing 3 yards of mulch in the beds.

grasswhacker
04-15-2005, 10:36 PM
Yes there is a house on the property. Flat all around. One tree in the front and 17 shrubs to be pruned and trimmed in the mulch beds. There is approximately 843 linear feet of trimming and edging to do. The backyard is approximately 4224 sqft and the front is 9135 sqft. We will be installing 3 yards of mulch in the beds.

Is the trimming/pruning of the shrubs included in your price?

mad_wrestler
04-15-2005, 10:55 PM
Yes the trimming and pruning is included

lrose2
04-15-2005, 10:55 PM
It may be a good estimate for you but it is high for my area!

grasswhacker
04-15-2005, 11:02 PM
If the shrubs are included for the 385.00 price it then may be too low. Your mowing price seems high, your aeration price seems too high and your mulch price is about right. But if the shrubs are incl you may want to add a bit more.

touhey33
04-16-2005, 11:22 PM
My mow price for 14,000 s.f. would be about 25 dollars, 60 is more for an acre or so. my aeration price would be about 100 or so.

Turfdude
04-17-2005, 09:13 PM
Seemsa bit high on mowing, unless its a corner lot. A bit high on aewration. Sounds too low for 3 yards of mulch, especially if you're pruning shrubs & cleaning up too. We'd probably be $45 to mow, $125 or so for aeration, 3 yards of mulch$180, plus charge extra for bed re-definition, weeding & application of pre-emergent weed control (Snapshot). Pruning starts at $5 a pice for up to 24" shrubs to $50/shrub if its closer to 20' and requires moving the 12' pruning ladder several times.

MMLawn
04-17-2005, 09:24 PM
That's only a little over a 1/4 of an acre of turf then so the mow and aero price you gave is about double what it should be. Cut those in half and you are closer to being right.

Now the mulch price esp if it includes trimming shrubs is too low.

Sounds like you may be having a problem estimating.

mad_wrestler
04-17-2005, 09:40 PM
Actual mowing is 17085 sq ft. I did the mowing yesterday for the before mentioned price of $60 dollars. Let me add that it was the first mowing of the year for the yard. And grass has been growing down here for over a month. I think $60 was reasonable. I had to go over the lawn twice. They wanted to discuss the Aeration and Mulch beds over the weekend. I got a call tonight and they requested our services. So we must've met thier approval. I am excited about this because this is my first year. I plan on doing the job next saturday. I have some questions though. They already have pre-existing beds with pine straw and weed blocker. I have read that some LCOs believe that the weed blocker is a waste. Should I remove the weed blocker as well as the old mulch or leave the weed blocker? If I remove it then I should use "Snapshot"? Here are the dimensions of the beds.

24 X 12
27 X 3
18 X 6
2" in depth
Did I approximate right for the amount of mulch at 3 yards?
Thanks a lot!

Turfdude
04-17-2005, 10:04 PM
You did a-ok w/ the mulch. 27 cuft/yd + 162 sq ft/yd at 2" deep (27X6=162) 162*3= 486 486>477 so you're on the money.

Remember to figure your mulch in square feet, or area per cubic yard take 27 (cubic feet/yard)& multiply by 12(inches per foot)/depth of product desired.

For example product @4" = 27*3 or 27*(12/4)
product at x" deep =27*12/x This give you your square footage