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johnnyjay
04-08-2002, 04:24 AM
:) I have a customer I am preparing to make a bid for the following tasks. Can you give me some input on bidding the various items.

Area 1. Shrub bed in front of house. Clean weeds out of bed and put down 10 bales of pinestraw. Edge bed.. 38 feet.
Area 2. Tree island. Clean out weeds and put down 12 bales of pinestraw. Edge around island....80 feet. Area is 32 ft X 20 ft.
Area 3. Tree island with 20 small pine sapplings to be cut off at ground level. Clean out weeds and put down 35 bales of pinestraw. Edge around island....216 feet. Area is approx 100 ft length and 8 ft wide.
Area 4. Spring cleanup of lawn. Scalp, bag, and dispose in back.

Summary: Bed Edge with Trench Master 334 ft @ 50 cents;
Install 60 bales pinestraw @ $5.00, (my cost is $3 per bale); Cleanout beds and cut down small trees and load debri in trailer. 8 manhours hours @ $30.
Spring Cleanup of lawn 1/2 acre = $100. Dump Fee $45 to include my time. Total = $852.00
I am a solo operator. I figure 3 days total time involved.