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Old 01-16-2011, 11:16 AM
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yes you are correct the estimate i proposed in the beginning was way to low, i did change my numbers and submitted a bid much higher than that.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:02 AM
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let us know how it shakes out./
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:13 AM
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Forgot to mention that the average lawn for residential go for $30 - $40 1/4 acre - 1/2 acre depending on the amount of trimming.
Our hourly rate is $50 - $65.

My estimates were coming up to something like this:
Charge $25.00 per town-home = $900 per week for 8 months Mar - Nov.
$850 for pine straw, $3.00 per hedge = $1008, 700 for flowers,
650 per fertilizer application.

This would total = $35,016 for the year
I think that you are on the low end of the bid. It looks like it works out to just under $3k a month. Seems like alot of work for the money. If it was me bidding, now without seeing the property in person but I have seen many layouts on paper and have been able to come up with prices that are pretty close, I would be probobly around $6-7k a month. I am in the process of bidding a property now thats around 5 acres and the bid comes out to just over $100k a year. Another property that is probobly around 7 acres I do for $90k a year and that does not include fertilizer, tree trimming, etc. So I think you really need to re-evaluate the price.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:51 AM
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Ask what equipment can be used on homes. I've seen two association the last year make it mandatory push mowers for front yards. Yap stupid but thats what alot of people want that pay the fees.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:30 AM
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i worked for hoa that was managed by an agency. what a mess. hoa dropped them and i still do work for them. pays faster and not playing phone tag all day long
Bingo........ Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:24 PM
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So after along wait, and many other proposals, They went with a basic lawn care service (mow, trim, edge and blow) 2 times per month.

We got the contract for the year, however it was significantly lower in price. 12k from May - Nov (6m).
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:25 PM
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Ask what equipment can be used on homes. I've seen two association the last year make it mandatory push mowers for front yards. Yap stupid but thats what alot of people want that pay the fees.
And yes, we had to buy an Exmark Commercial 21 ($1,100.00) for this job.
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So.....upsclale went out the window when price reality set it?
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:29 AM
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Can you cover 14,000SF with $850 worth of pine needles? What about labor?

Just asking.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:05 PM
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Pine Straw

You are way off on your pinestraw price. It at the very least needs to be doubled. Its going to take you 325-360 bales depending on the size of the bales and quality of the straw, I can guarantee you that. If you laid 350 bales for $5 per bale, that comes out to $1,750. So double it or you will lose your tail on the straw end.
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