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Landscaping changes and improvements quote question.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ScaperJames, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. ScaperJames

    ScaperJames LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Greetings, this will be my first post and ive been searching all over for a couple days and havent found my answer so i decided to register.

    Anyways heres what I got:

    1320 sq/ft of tall fescue sod to lay. Will have to remove old grass (Approx 800sq/ft) and till with added mulch as well. Im thinking I can shovel the grass out. Even if it takes a while it will be ok. Maybe theres an easier way? Cant fit any bobcats or anything in the backyard so it all has to be done by hand.

    1 large oleander tree to remove completely. About 7 feet high by 4 feet wide maybe. The trunk isnt bigger than 6" or so. Im thinking I can axe it out. (Hopefully :) )

    6 other small bushes about 3' x 3' to remove as well. Few rose bushes and some easier shrubs.

    Relocate decorative rock for new design. Not sure on sq/ft totals. Maybe charge per sq/ft on this.

    Install 1'x 1' pavers along side of house (Maybe 20 pieces) Just for a simple walkway. Basically remove decorative rock out of the way and just lay the pieces there. Simply relocating these existing pavers to side of house.

    Add about 50 ft of pvc irrigation lines and add 2 or 3 heads. Dig trenches as well.

    Also run a decorative edging (Whatever they call it) around the grass area to separate the rocks from the grass. Not sure how to charge for that. Its 4" high edging.

    So thats about it. I quoted around $2500 labor. Ill be doing the work with another buddy.

    We have a month to complete so its not a rush. (Getting a rental house ready for move in)

    Any ideas what to charge for these items? Am I way under bid here? The customer is paying for everything. So I havent added those costs in. Only labor to figure here.
    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    Your price is definetly low for my market, but I don't know what it is out there. I know you said you can't fit a bobcat, but what abo,it a dingo or other similar mini skids? They Fit through most gates and will make definetly cut the labor and time down.
  3. ScaperJames

    ScaperJames LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  4. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    Depending on the model you can get your hands on, new Dingos are between 32"-42" wide
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Price sounds about right to me. One day job for 4 man crew

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