View Full Version : Measuring for bids?

10-23-2008, 06:26 PM
Do you guys measure the lawn area for lawn maintenance bids? Commercial or residential? Seems like measuring some of these big apartment complexes and big shopping centers takes forever.

10-23-2008, 06:58 PM
we dont do any single residential houses but all the other small mowing type we do is base on "eye contract" and knowledge..just figure if it a regular lawn and how many lawns it is

10-23-2008, 07:04 PM
I measure every bid. Thats the only way to do it right.

10-23-2008, 07:20 PM
I always measure for fertilizer or aeration and dethatching, however I don't measure for basic lawn cutting.

10-23-2008, 07:39 PM
we dont fertilizer or aeration or dethatching just basic mowing weedeatting..trash and SOME edging...so just eye balling it

10-23-2008, 10:37 PM
I rely on the eye for residential. Larger commercial gets the turf measured and a walk-around.

Precision Maintenance
10-24-2008, 05:41 PM
Takes time to put in a bid... not just a walk in the park... take the time and do it right. Only way to make sure you over yourself... dont be lazy

Ruben Rocha
10-24-2008, 06:11 PM
I go online to the property appraiser site it gives me lots of useful info. Owner name,lot size address building size etc. And I print it out when I visit the site to jot down notes and planter areas.