How do you bid on this??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jon99, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I had a marina call me today for a bid, went out there and I was stumped.. In addition to a little bit of mowing, there is a slope along the marina which will need to be string trimmed, nothing fancy, looks like it will be almost all weeds.. About 8 feet wide and a total distance of about 400 feet.. I told her $125 each time I did it, about ever 3 weeks, which does not include the weekly mowing of the lawn...
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Jon, just be careful of going 3 weeks. With runoff , humidity, and reflective sun from the water, that hillside could really grow faster than you can keep up every three weeks.Above all, don't let the owner talk you into going 4 weeks / once monthly.Good luck..
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    Obviously we cant see the property here, but your estimate seems reasonable unless you think it can be done in an hour..if so, your price might be a little high for 1 man hour of work

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