First Commercial Lawn Bid Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TimmayB4, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Posts: 56

    Got to go and get measurements for my first commerical account bid today.

    Its a strip mall with around 5,100 sq ft of yard to cut, edge,blow. They want fertalizer to get all the weeks out what would everyone recammend to use just your typical lawn weeds.

    There is 802 sq ft of flower beds mulched twice a year I get mulch for 20/yd it needs 5 yards.

    Trim all the bushes around 175 feet of just normal Spiraea bushes. and about 17 trees to be trimed.

    Might want flowers a couple times a year should I just include this in the estimate, and what is the best way to charge for this. I have heard to just charge the same amount as the cost of flowers to lay them.

    The last thing they need done I dont know how to do and was hoping someone could help is they need their irrigation ready to use this spring. How much do you charge for this.

    They last thing is how much would yall charge to do this. Me and one other will be doing the work with a 48 in zero turn a 22 in toro push mower. Want it maintain from april though october.

    I can send pics if it would help.

    Thanks to all wish me luck.

    Tim
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    pictures would help.
     
  3. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Posts: 56


    The side of building 80x9
    Side.jpg

    5x5 beds (20 of them)
    5x5.jpg

    Out front
    sign.jpg

    2 beds just like this 75sq ft each
    front bed.jpg

    Front yard one side 195 x 14 and other side of sidewald 200 x 4
    Front yard.jpg

    NEED MORE?

    Side.jpg

    5x5.jpg

    sign.jpg

    front bed.jpg

    Front yard.jpg
     
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    check your PM's Timmay.
     
  5. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Posts: 56

    I replyed. Thanks

    I STILL CAN USE ADVICE FROM EVERYONE THANKS
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    do you have to mow all the places I highlighted?
     

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  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    okay I numbered them to try and make it easier....
     

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  8. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Posts: 56

    No just 1, 4 and there is two spots in between 1 and 4 to the left then a spot about the same sizes of those in the back right behind building.

    Where did you get the areal at?
     
  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    MSN Virtual Earth... IMO its 10X better than Google Earth.
     

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