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bobbygedd
09-12-2005, 05:41 PM
75 homes in one development. turf area an average of 2,000 sq ft each home. entire development is irrigated. lawns will be mowed, and bagged, and disposed of weekly for a total of 32 cuts per season. each property gets about 1/2 cubic yard of mulch , twice per season. each lawn to recieve 3-4 fertilizer apps, one lime, and a pre-em, 1 post weed, and 1 talstar treatment. approx 60 sq ft of beds at each home, to be kept weeded. what is the price per season? no trees, no leaves

DLS1
09-12-2005, 07:49 PM
I can give you a good answer but it will cost you. :D

lawn king
09-12-2005, 09:17 PM
No trees = full sun. Full sun + no grub control = a world of hurt!

bobbygedd
09-12-2005, 09:55 PM
No trees = full sun. Full sun + no grub control = a world of hurt!
very interesting. i've seen grubs on one out of about 90 properties i've worked on this season.

olderthandirt
09-12-2005, 10:09 PM
Whats your costs and how much profit do you want/need ? You know them so whats the price per season?? My price would be differnt than yours. regions and costs

bobbygedd
09-12-2005, 10:14 PM
that's what i asked for, YOUR PRICES. anyhow, i figured i could do it in 2 days a week, at a cost of about $22,000-$27,000. i'll bid 80 grand i think

olderthandirt
09-12-2005, 10:59 PM
that's what i asked for, YOUR PRICES. anyhow, i figured i could do it in 2 days a week, at a cost of about $22,000-$27,000. i'll bid 80 grand i think

what is the price per season?
I don't see the words you or your in the original question :rolleyes:
But since you asked I have free disposal and I buy mulch by the semi loads at $12 a yard. But I have a higher over head so I would be in the 110k range with the beds needing to be kept weeded and that would depend on what kind of condition they were in when I started. Also who takes reponsability for the irrigation ? maitenece timing etc. That would also play a big role in the bid

GreenUtah
09-13-2005, 05:23 PM
$84,750 and bet your arse that the bagging would go by the way side. The irrigation is a prime add on and also affects your bottom line, push to grab it. Cleanups (as in out of control beds already) are extra as is vegetation management in non turf/bedding areas, i.e. RV parking areas or playgrounds, sidewalk or asphalt cracks, etc. 1 weekly crew could easily handle this in a couple of hours, with a gardener/bedding crew doing biweekly runs to keep them clean in the beds.

GreenUtah
09-13-2005, 05:25 PM
Oh, could I go lower? Yes, I could cut that # in half and still turn a profit, you're only talking about 3.5 acres roughly, but that wasn't the question, it was what you would charge, not how cheap you could go, right?

DLS1
09-13-2005, 07:12 PM
Booby send a check for $25 and I will give you the answer. i am now a consultant for people who ask a lot of stupid questions. :D

bobbygedd
09-13-2005, 07:32 PM
Booby send a check for $25 and I will give you the answer. i am now a consultant for people who ask a lot of stupid questions. :D
how bout i crack you upside the head, and we call it even?

DLS1
09-13-2005, 07:41 PM
how bout i crack you upside the head, and we call it even?

You will have to swing that shovel real high since i am several feet taller than you. :D

Tscape
09-14-2005, 12:09 PM
Don't bid on it. You are not qualified. You will get sued for nonperformance.

lawn king
09-14-2005, 06:13 PM
Don't bid on it. You are not qualified. You will get sued for nonperformance.
Way to go turfscape, very good post! Im with you, he is a knucklehead!

bobbygedd
09-14-2005, 06:26 PM
or, i guess i could bid it, as would the last 2 idiots, at 100k, in order to make 7k. neither one of you pee ons, could shine my shoes