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Bid Double Check

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BigEd, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    One of my customers wants me to overseed his yard this spring.This is the estimate I came up with.It is a 1/4 acre lot.

    Aerator rental 48.00
    1 bag of p. rye/fescue mix @ 55.00
    1 bag of 18-24-12 starter 13.50
    total 116.50

    Aerate 70.00
    spread seed 15.00
    spread starter 15.00
    total 100.00

    grand total 216.50

    Does this sound right?How soon can I do this(what temperature etc,.)?THANKS AHEAD OF TIME!!!
  2. LScom Addict

    LScom Addict LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    For 12/msf of lawn I would charge $7/msf to aerate it. I would apply the seed and fert at 4lbs/msf. These prices include labor costs.

    12/msf x $7 = $84 + $48(rental)
    Seed x 4lbs/msf = 48/lbs x $3/lb = $144
    Fert x 4lbs/msf = 48/lbs x $1/lb = $48

    Total Cost=$324.00
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Just wanted to bring this to the top. I cant believe that only one person answered. Sheesh!! This place is getting more and more silent with everyone going back to work. Monday for me.:)

    I would have charged $565.

    Good Luck this season Ed!
  4. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    kutnkru, i don't think any of us guys up north will be working monday, its gunna be very cold, and tuesday were looking at rain. old mother nature is putting a hurting on all of us guys. last year i started 4 days ago,on the 27, i don't even know if wensday will be a great day to start, this year isn't looking very good yet, but i hope all the rain is a good sign, hopefully we have something like last year where it rained every week, all summer long.
  5. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    We have about 18 yards of mulch to lay I hope it doesnt rain =(.
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Last year I already had two cuttings in by the first week of April.:)

    This year has been frustrating, waiting to get going.:(

    Good Luck this season!
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Just one more thing Ed,
    If this customer isn't a regular on your fertilizing route make sure you tell them to skip the spring application of pre-em for obvious reasons. Good Luck.

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