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Bed cleanout.......

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Get Some..., Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

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    Next step......place some new plants.
     
  2. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    WOW!!!

    Suddenly I don't feel so bad :laugh:

    I thought mine was a mess, good job.

    Some gladiolas would look nice
     
  3. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Posts: 1,604

    How long did it take you to clean out the flower bed? How do you charge for something like that?
     
  4. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I also would like to know how long that took to do? Your price is not important to me though.
     
  5. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    Tools: Hand ratchet pruner, hand limb saw, good steel point shovel.

    Cut all trees to foot high stumps, then dig out stumps.
    Pull all small stuff with hands.
    Dig out old shrubs.

    Go around after rake out and chop off whatever is left (unwanted) with point shovel.


    Price includes haul off, getting debris to trailer(100 yards away), labor.

    Seven hours, two men (14 man hours) including trips to dump material.

    $490.00
    $40 first man.
    $30 helper.

    I cleared the bed and my helper hauled to trailer/cleaned up.
    We split it over two mornings, I was there at 6am today digging shrubs/stumps.
    Helper is 63 and I am 56.....so we dont do hard work all day. :)
    My young helper is on vacation.

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    After plants and mulch it should be $1200 or so.

    I would normally bid that cleanout at $600 or so......but this csr is hourly.
    Good csr's get a good hourly rate.

    Besides, they pay me $40 an hour to water plants.....;)
     
  6. DMVPropertyCare

    DMVPropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    looks good. Make that money!!
     
  7. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

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    Three large Butterfly bushes, three golden barberry, three knockouts and a magnolia.

    Level dirt and mulch next...
     

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