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cemetary bid

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Frontstreetlawns, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    I need one more question answered for all you with cemetary accounts, how long do you think it would take to edge around 1600 headstones in about 377,000 sq ft of land
  2. Husky05

    Husky05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    all day be prepared for a day/season hell hope you are getting paid good cash
  3. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    one or two men, and what size mower are you taking into account?
  4. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Sorry I could not help myself-

    You would die for a job like that!:blob3:

    My Apologies....lol
  5. vincent c. gomeyac

    vincent c. gomeyac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I mow a 2 acre (87120 sq.ft. +-) w/ about 300 head & foot stones.

    I/we don't EDGE but STRING TRIM around stones

    approximately done in 2 hrs. just by myself non stop trimming.

    377,000 sq.ft. that's almost 9 acres , whew! you can have a walking exercise.

    It MIGHT take you bet. 6-8 hrs. (edging ?) trimming.
  6. vincent c. gomeyac

    vincent c. gomeyac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    sorry, 2ble post!
  7. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Sounds like you have never done a cemetery. I know someone who has done them in the past. You better read closely what is in their specs for the job. They might require it to be mowed by a certain day for special occasions such as Veterans Day,etc.. Be prepared to mow in the rain if their are special day requirements. Read their specifications of the job before bidding.
  8. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Hope you have plenty of time........ NO way in hell would we do a cemetery!!!;)
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    :waving: 1600 headstones, OMG!!! I have no idea how long but would imagine a LONG time by yourself, GOOD LUCK!!:waving:
  10. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Mow in the rain, man it rains here almost 1 out of 3 days on average, if i dont mow in the rain im not in buissness, all ariens and gravely mowers are tested her bc of our wide variety of weather

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