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willretire@40
04-26-2007, 10:01 PM
I don't normally ask questions like this but I want to see how far off I am. I normally only do mowing.

Have a small landscape job.

I will need:

Remove white bricks with 4 humps on top and replace with
45 red bricks with the 4 humps on top
2.5yards of red mulch
clean out flower beds which is minimum
trim 6 hedges with only a little growth.

How much off the top of your head.

jrich01
04-26-2007, 10:26 PM
Id say around $700

procut
04-26-2007, 11:04 PM
How much can you get the bricks for??

sheshovel
04-26-2007, 11:11 PM
Tell me your price first then and only then will I tell you mine.

willretire@40
04-27-2007, 07:25 AM
Its for a friend. $595

GreenN'Clean
04-27-2007, 07:58 AM
Id do it for $650

Grn Mtn
04-27-2007, 08:24 AM
I don't normally ask questions like this but I want to see how far off I am. I normally only do mowing.

Have a small landscape job.

I will need:

Remove white bricks with 4 humps on top and replace with
45 red bricks with the 4 humps on top
2.5yards of red mulch
clean out flower beds which is minimum
trim 6 hedges with only a little growth.

How much off the top of your head.

You say it is only for a friend, so the real question is are you doing this as a business or is this a charitable event? Charge enough to atleast cover the lost mowing wages for that day. If its charity, than maybe the customer already had a number in mind that you feel comfortable working with.

45 brick (I'm assuming your refering to homeowner grade garden wall) approx $3 per + tax = $150 roughly. 3 yards premium colored mulch bulk at $30 p/yd + tax = $100 + $150 = $250 cost + Labor (say 4 hours at $40 p/hr = $160) = $410 + 30% profit margin = $533.

So your estimate should be fine.

willretire@40
04-27-2007, 01:24 PM
Oh i forgot 30 annuals. It is a family friend but still business. Not giving away anything for free.

PatriotLandscape
04-27-2007, 03:36 PM
your proposal should be time and materials. and the price should be an estimate not a proposal.

Lawnworks
04-28-2007, 12:39 AM
your proposal should be time and materials. and the price should be an estimate not a proposal.

Well if you are experienced and know what the hell you are doing... you should be able to price out an accurate proposal.

sheshovel
04-28-2007, 02:44 AM
$600/650 sounds like a good price in my opinion.

Big M LawnnSnow
04-28-2007, 03:00 AM
Go for the $650