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Metro Lawn
10-02-2004, 06:39 PM
This house is owned by one of my customers. He owns rental properties that we maintain when they are vacant. He calls me and asks us to install sprinklers, sod, and landscaping at this house. He says he is going to sell it after we finish, so he didn't want to spend alot on the actual landscaping. This is what we put together for him on a budget.

Materials used:
25 yds top soil
8500 sq ft sod
2 yd mulch
various plants
complete 7 zone Hunter sprinkler system

Equipment used:
trencher, tiller, loader, various hand tools and manual labor

Metro Lawn
10-02-2004, 06:43 PM
Here are additional pics

Avery
10-02-2004, 09:19 PM
Nice job! Landscaping is one of the few things you can do to a house and get a 100% return when you sell. Sometimes more. Also given two houses are identical one that is landscaped will sell much quicker. Curb appeal is everything in the real estate market.

Metro Lawn
10-02-2004, 09:59 PM
Thanks. I really had wished they would have spent more on the landscaping. Could have really done some nice stuff with this house. We were given a budget of 1200.00 for just the landscaping. I think we did a decent job with what we were working with.

matthew horner
10-02-2004, 10:08 PM
Wait, you did that for twelve hundred?

Metro Lawn
10-02-2004, 10:36 PM
Just the landscaping was 1200.00. The sod was around 6800.00 and the sprinkler system was 1600.00. Total 9600.00

cleancutccl
10-03-2004, 10:31 PM
That sounds pretty cheap for a sprinkler, how many zones, pvc or poly? By the way the sod looks great, its all in the prep work for that stuff.

Metro Lawn
10-03-2004, 11:09 PM
7 zones... we sub the sprinkler systems to another company. They give us a decent price on them.

John P.
11-22-2004, 04:25 PM
How many days and men did it take you to do that job, and how many trucks did you use and did you use a skid loader to take out what was the old lawn?...............Great job looks great!!!!!

Metro Lawn
11-23-2004, 12:00 AM
How many days and men did it take you to do that job, and how many trucks did you use and did you use a skid loader to take out what was the old lawn?...............Great job looks great!!!!!

day 1 - 2 guys 5 hours to rototiller and rake the entire yard
day 2 - 2 guys 6 hours to spread & rake topsoil (25 yds) dump, pick up and small loader - 1 person 4 hours to install landscape
day 3 - 4 guys to lay sod (12 pallets in 3.5 hours)

tiedeman
11-23-2004, 01:10 AM
that is some sharp looking work

clemsonfan69
11-23-2004, 09:04 AM
Looks great. Im especially diggin the sod lol

peace
CJ

drsogr
11-23-2004, 10:10 PM
Looks great. I really love what sod can do.

Mico Landscaping design
11-27-2004, 02:51 PM
Look's awsome.. keep up the good work :) :cool2:

MOlawnman
11-30-2004, 12:38 AM
Nice work. Amazing what a little money and work can do for a house.

Smithers
12-25-2004, 08:05 PM
was there anything on the lawn before you began?

DId you use a skid steer to srape the top and haul it away (did you haul it away)?

did you just rototill the whole lawn withouth hauiling anything away?

looks very good.

just a tip - take the pictures closer to the lawn.

great work.

Metro Lawn
12-26-2004, 02:38 AM
was there anything on the lawn before you began?

DId you use a skid steer to srape the top and haul it away (did you haul it away)?

did you just rototill the whole lawn withouth hauiling anything away?

looks very good.

just a tip - take the pictures closer to the lawn.

great work.

1. there was weeds and wild grass in place when we started
2. just used a tiller on it then raked out the loose debris, onnly hauled a small bit away (less than 1/2 yard)
3. Thank You
3.

o-so-n-so
12-26-2004, 07:13 PM
Looks good M-E-T-R-O....................

John P.
12-27-2004, 01:23 AM
What equipment besides the tiller did you use, and and tractors bobcats? did you bring in any black dirt, and did you have the sod delivered.

RedWingsDet
12-27-2004, 08:51 PM
looks awsome! amazing what a few days can do to the apperance of a house!

Metro Lawn
12-28-2004, 10:48 PM
What equipment besides the tiller did you use, and and tractors bobcats? did you bring in any black dirt, and did you have the sod delivered.

We brought in 25 tds of topsoil. Most everything done by hand with grade rakes. Sod farm was only about 3 miles away so they delivered it for free.

scaglawnsnj
01-04-2005, 09:43 PM
Nice Work If I Didn't Do That I Would Hire You To Do My House

scaglawnsnj
01-04-2005, 09:44 PM
What Did You Make In Pocket

Metro Lawn
01-12-2005, 02:14 AM
What Did You Make In Pocket

around $5800

rigger
01-18-2005, 02:47 PM
I was wondering how big the yard was, I couldn't really tell from the pictures. I am fixing up an old, neglected house, so far we have take down almost 40 pine trees and then had the stumps ground. Then I brought in about 20 yards of dirt and moved all the grindings and filled in the holes with the dirt using a skid steer. I am not a lanscaper and so I was trying to estimate how much it is going to cost me to either have seed planted or sod the yard. Great job again.

dominogold
01-23-2005, 12:28 AM
You profited $5800 on a $10K job? Where was the bulk of this money from?

Metro Lawn
01-23-2005, 12:46 AM
You profited $5800 on a $10K job? Where was the bulk of this money from?

Total job actually 9600.00
sub sprinklers -1600.00
sod -1000.00
plants, mulch -600.00
topsoil -200.00
labor & fuel ect. -400.00
balance 5800.00

prep and install 9000 sq ft sod $5000.00
sprinkler system 2100.00
landscaping 1500.00
25 yards topsoil installed 1000.00
total 9600.00