help on big bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wrestlingcoach, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am bidding a large complex

    889430 sq ft = 20.42 acres of mowing & trimming

    320143 sq ft = 7.35 acres weed control and fertilization

    seasonal color 500 sq ft

    mulch area of 7684 sq ft

    how much and also does any one a a nice bid sheet to submit?
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,101

    let's see..

    about $1500.00 per cut

    $750 per application of fert ect.

    $2500 for flowers

    $18,500 for mulch (285 yards) 4" deep
     
  3. That'd be a foot deep!:D

    But I'm with you on mowing price, about $75/acre/cut.
    that "complex" sounds rather complex.

    Dunno about weed & feed and flowers. It'd depend on how much of what.

    I've been going easy on mulch. As much as 4" ACCUMULATION. Applied an inch or 2 at a time. Once or twice a year. When it totals 4" rake it out.
    We had considerable trouble last year with mulch that was too deep. (Not my installation) There were mushrooms everywhere, and it STUNK! All moldy and rotten.
    We raked it out and installed an inch or two of new, and problem was solved. But mold's probably not the problem in OK that it is here.

    Dave
     
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree on the mowing price.
    Maybe cut back on the mulch, or do it 2 applications. Like David said, you don't want to lay it on too thick.
     
  5. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    I would say no more than 2 inches of mulch. And the fert i would at least charge $115 an acre if wanna make a little money on fert. Other wise u arent gonna make much money doing fert. Its gonna cost u $50 just for the fert per acre.
     
  6. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how much do u guys charge for a yard of mulch installed?
     
  7. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $715 per cut
    $735 fert $810 fert + weed control
    $2500 color
    $5380 mulch
     
  8. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    oops, sorry on my mulch price.. divide that by 3 or 4.. must have been tired...
     
  9. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey, thanks this helps
     
  10. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
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    so since this a year round contract i should multiply the amount of the mow times what 36 or 40 then give them the price??
     

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