How does this bid sound

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by northwest lawn, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn LawnSite Member
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    356 yards of sod installed $3.50 a yard
    8.14 yards of mulch $55.00 a yard installed
    Topsoil 30 yards installed $49.00 per yard
    pea gravel $58.00 for two tons
    plus edging for walkway and two tons of pea gravel dont know how many hours to instal walk way it is 3' wide x 60' long will bid at $35.00 per man hour


    total of bid without labor for walk is $3411.00

    sound right? to high to low? proly think with edging and labor to instal walk way think the bid will be around $4,000.00
     
  2. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn LawnSite Member
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    will also have to put tree rings around three trees to stop the crown rot with the higher grade as well as verticle mulch so the roots wont die again $35.00 per man hour
     
  3. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats low for sod install. Charge 6.00 per yard.
     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    I gotta stupid question. But im tired as hell right now and cant think. but how many sq feet is in a yard? 27?
     
  5. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    9 sq feet in a yard.
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    durrr. i knew that! lol, thanks
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dang, I just put in a 200sq ft sod job and got $800 for it. Sod costs me .11 a sq ft.

    And im putting in a bid for a 2500sq ft area and biding at 3877
     
  8. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn LawnSite Member
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    sod costs me $1.50 a sq yard
     
  9. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    800 for 22 yards so You charge $36 a yard?
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I dont charge by the yard. I NEVER charge by the yard, ft, etc. I just figure out my cost of materials, labor, and how much I want to make and how much I want my company to make, then I add like 300 to that incase their are some unforseen circumstances.
     

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