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ALarsh
06-14-2004, 09:49 PM
So this customer wants her weeds out of the beds and a couple of rocks put in. Here are the pictures.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/pana_bed.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1366.jpg

Remeber, this section has really bad mosquitoes!:(
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/pana_rocks.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1367.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1369.jpg

These beds have to be cleaned out. They are pretty clean as is though.
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1370.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1373.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1374.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1375.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1376.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1377.jpg

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v243/ALarsh/IMG_1378.jpg


So... how much do you think?

Also, they all have to be hand picked. She doesn't want any chemicals used.

Please let me know. Thanks.

EagleLandscape
06-14-2004, 11:28 PM
pics dont work for me

ALarsh
06-15-2004, 12:25 AM
Sorry about that... That server is going to a different one I think. Try this server:

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/pana%20bed.jpg

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/pana%20rocks.jpg

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1366.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1367.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1369.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1370.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1373.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1374.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1375.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1376.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1377.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1378.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1381.JPG

http://www.rcsites.net/alarsh/bidding/IMG_1382.JPG

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Green Pastures
06-15-2004, 12:30 AM
No chemicals?

See you later............

ALarsh
06-15-2004, 12:53 AM
Yup... no chemicals.

She said that it is OK of there are still some small weeds in there. She said if there is any question if it is a weed or not, just leave it so she isn't too picky.

Premo Services
06-15-2004, 07:46 AM
Wow, handweeding will take awhile. I would charge your hourly rate that you charge, that way you will not get burned on the amount of time that it takes you to do the job. It always takes longer than you think it will.

hosejockey2002
06-15-2004, 12:54 PM
If your customer balks at an hourly rate, estimate how long it will take you times your hourly rate, then inflate that by at least 50%. Like others have said, they always take longer than you think they will.

ALarsh
06-15-2004, 01:28 PM
How many hours do you guys think?

I'm estimating 5 hours but this is the first job I have ever done weed pulling.

Whats a good rate to charge hourly for weed pulling? I was thinking $30-$40?

EagleLandscape
06-15-2004, 04:07 PM
my charge for something like that would be 200-300.

T Edwards
06-15-2004, 05:53 PM
Yeah..I was thinking $250. It's all labor, so it's all profit. I would water the beds first so the roots will come up out of the soil. The major drawback is that once completed you won't be able to stand erect for a week.

dvmcmrhp52
06-15-2004, 07:13 PM
The problem with hand weeding is that you will never get all of the roots..............the problem comes right back.

NNJLandman
06-15-2004, 11:08 PM
I jus did a lot of weeding at a job.....It was very similar to what you have on your hands there, don't short yourself charge $300.00. Depending on how many guys you have working, it could take longer then 5 hours.

jeff

jajwrigh
06-15-2004, 11:27 PM
$250 here also........

Premo Services
06-16-2004, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
The problem with hand weeding is that you will never get all of the roots..............the problem comes right back.

Sure, but if he does not have a licence to apply pesticides, he does not have any options. Unless he might be able to sub the application out to a licenced...................

ALarsh
06-16-2004, 10:57 AM
I don't have a license. So I can't go buy a container of round up and spray it on their lawn?

GreenMonster
06-16-2004, 11:04 AM
Technically, no, you can't even spray round-up.

I would certainly think you wouldn't spray round-up on their LAWN!

Like another said though, you won't get all the roots, and the problem will return....

Adamma Landscape Group
06-18-2004, 01:23 AM
There is no way in this wide world you can be able to hand pull all the weeds. If she does not want you to use chemicals then you should decide to walk away. Notice that if you hand pull these weeds in 3 days by the time you finish, the area you started first will start growing weeds again. So you will be there weeding her bed for a long time. The owner knows what she is getting you into, but you don't. And if you do not weed it good she will say that she will not pay you.
Hand weeding involves a lot of risk. You will encounter snakes. So make your decision because she will not pay you for all the time it will take you to hand weed this stuff.

ALarsh
06-18-2004, 03:30 PM
How much would you charge for using chemicals?

I will give her a quote on both and tell her about hand picking the weeds and let her decide.