This will be my 4th season. I think like a lot of newer guys I seem to have problem with high bids. not bidding too high, but bidding high in price because the job entails it. I talk to other contractors that bid out a landscaping job for $150k on a 1/4 acre lot. I guess my question is, should I be asking what my customers budget before bidding out a job? I sort of feel its like a mechanic asking the same question to a person bringing their car in for an oil change. "well i've got $1200" I don't want to look like a shady mechanic. But if I was going to quote $1000 for hydroseeding and they budgeted $2500 to get the job done, then I could be making an extra $1500 because then I could have also offered irrigation or maybe a walkway which would leave both of us very happy.