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Big yard clean up, need help with estimate

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by barny82, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. barny82

    barny82 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I am going to be trimming the base of 2 large pine trees, trimming a wicked nasty leave bearing tree, trimming 30 feet of bushes that are 6 feet tall and 60 feet of bushes that are 10 feet tall (just one side), trimming another 40 feet or shrubs that are 4 feet tall. Then I am going to Aerate that lawn fertalize it. Rake up the dead leaves in all the bushes that I explained. Then cut the lawn. I was wondering what others would charge for this job.

    I have not given the guy a price yet but I was thinking along these lines
    Lawn cut $22 w/ fert
    Aeration $50
    Rake leaves $50
    Two Pine trees $80
    Nasty Tree $70
    30 feet of bush $75
    60 feet of bush $75
    40 feet of shrub $40
    For a grand total of $462

    What do you think to high to low or just right?
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    That sounds very very cheap!!! How big of a lawn is it????
  3. mikefromny

    mikefromny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    id charge about 1300
  4. Craymarris

    Craymarris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    well if your not incorpated, dont pay taxes, have no insurance, and plan to do all the work yourself and don't mind working cheap then thats a good price. other then that $1200 to $1500.
  5. rickt

    rickt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    Sounds like your in the wrong business if you cant estimate your own work.

    Another thing, its useless coming here asking if your "estimate" is good, each area in the USA is totally different in prices.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Without seeing the actual work, I'm thinking around 1.200 Euros, 1.500 USD and 1.700 CAD.
    That is unless Canada is cheaper than the US, which except perhaps for medical care...
  7. CBramble

    CBramble LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Lay off him FCOL. This is the "Just Starting" Forum
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I get $90 american per app of fert for 1/4 acre lots (8000 sq ft of turf)
    Aeration should be $150 or so on that size more if double or triple passing it.
    The rest I would charge around $100 per man hour and $75 per trip to the dump

    My guess would be
    $240 for fert and aeration
    $35-45 for a one time cut
    and probably 6 man hours @ $600
    plus $75 dump fee
    So call it $950 - $1000

    But without seeing it, who knows.
  9. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    cheap.:nono: charge more and get morepayup.
  10. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Want to do some jobs I have?

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