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harddog00
04-08-2008, 05:38 AM
The pics included show a clean up job and regular maintenance. Would like to know an idea of what to charge for the clean up. Im thinkin' around 560 to 600. What do you guys think?

Littletruck
04-08-2008, 09:59 AM
I have no idea. What will you actually be doing? Do me a favor and let me know what you ended up getting for the job and post after pics.

Thanks.

Isobel
04-08-2008, 10:24 AM
i probably wouldn't go over 500 on it, but that's just me, and also the area that I work in. Your area and competition is going to be different.

NNJLandman
04-08-2008, 12:20 PM
$600.00 cleanup leaves, sticks, etc. Cut new bed, trim shrubs plants, and mulch.

newtostone
04-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Go higher, your cutting new edges and mulch cost $. write down all of your cost including labor, and ad an extra hour in, itwill never go as smoothly as you thought it would, then ad what you would like to make for your time. see where that number comes out and come back to us and we cand review it.

Rcgm
04-08-2008, 10:18 PM
I would be all over that job for 500 dollars. I would bid it at 500 because it looks like all you have to mulch is around that sign which should not be more than a yard of mulch and some clean up. I would have that job done in 2 hours.



RCGM
brad

daveyo
04-08-2008, 10:45 PM
I would bid around $700, figure three guys 2.5-3hrs including total clean up and mulch. To that you have your daily costs of equipment etc.. plus dumping fees. I would be cleaning everything not just that front bed and grasses. The grass runs into the street, make it look clean do it right.

CreationWilmington
04-08-2008, 10:53 PM
Just a thought here, but the house across the road in the pic looks to be fairly large. Maybe as a part of your estimate you could give them a break for allowing you to put a small sign out there as advertising for your company. I'm sure it will be noticed if the entry way has looked like that for any period of time. Most people who would allow their entrance to get in that bad of a condition, probably won't mind a small sign out front. To the average passer-by, you will have proverbialy turned water into wine with just a few hours of work. Also, by knocking a hundred bucks off your price, you should be well under any other bids, and more than likely will make that hundred bucks back many times over, as people will see you as a miracle worker. All of this, of course, is contingent upon your quality of work. If you do a sub-par job, and put your sign out, obviously it will have an opposite affect.

harddog00
04-09-2008, 12:25 AM
All he is wanting is a cleanup i.e. sticks, trash, weeds, trim, and mow. I do not think he is wanting new mulch down which is definatly not going to look as great as it could with new mulch. I am going to make sure on the mulch though. As it stands right now there is no material cost, only gas and labor. So what is your guys final bid thought?

harddog00
04-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Well, i submitted my bid today.....my final offer was 550.

nlminc
04-11-2008, 05:35 PM
I just sent in my bid for $125.00 to the Cottonwood Hills HOA. Told the president of the HOA that I would give him a $50.00 gift card to a gas station of his choice and mow his lawn for free for 2 months. The dude promised me a whole bunch of work so I think I'll make a killin here! :usflag:

EagleLandscape
04-11-2008, 05:46 PM
I sent one in for 125!! suckas!

nlminc
04-11-2008, 05:59 PM
I sent one in for 125!! suckas!

So what! I kissed azz better on this quote!


By the way.......all fooling aside, I hope you land the job Harddog!

harddog00
04-14-2008, 01:12 AM
I got the contract for a little over 2200 for the year

GrassQuester
04-14-2008, 03:34 AM
Very easy job I would do it for $350

GrassQuester
04-14-2008, 03:45 AM
I just sent in my bid for $125.00 to the Cottonwood Hills HOA. Told the president of the HOA that I would give him a $50.00 gift card to a gas station of his choice and mow his lawn for free for 2 months. The dude promised me a whole bunch of work so I think I'll make a killin here! :usflag:

Is there anything else you could do for him for free that would make him like you better?

Littletruck
04-14-2008, 08:36 AM
This is a good thread though, I like seeing what others charge for the same work around the country.

nlminc
04-14-2008, 09:05 AM
Is there anything else you could do for him for free that would make him like you better?

Take his mail/ morning paper in and trash barrel to the garage after the trash pick up and of course take his s**t for getting such a great deal and being allowed to work in the prestigious neighborhood!

Congrats Harddog!

jimithing31
04-23-2009, 07:28 PM
Got any pics of what it looks like now a year later???

riverwalklandscaping
04-23-2009, 09:02 PM
i would cut a bed and mulch around the ornamental grasses and stuff too

Sweet Tater
04-23-2009, 09:51 PM
I guess I was thinking totally different. I was thinking rip everything out and completley start over.

tbettis
04-25-2009, 09:29 AM
is that you clipboard in the middle of the bed?

doitforjohnny
04-29-2009, 11:42 PM
The pics included show a clean up job and regular maintenance. Would like to know an idea of what to charge for the clean up. Im thinkin' around 560 to 600. What do you guys think?

I would clean that bed out and put in mulch anyway. It will make you look like the pro you are! When we do clean ups like this we automatically clean out beds and put in mulch. Most of the people who hire me to do clean ups don't even know what mulch is. We educate them! There is a fine line between cleaning up and landscape enhancement. Think of this as an enhancement without planting anything. Give it to em. You can't go wrong.