Need Help On Estimate!! Quick!! Thanks

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DillonsLawnCare, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey guys this is one of the lawns i mow and the guy wanted me to do some landscape work for him. Pic are below.

    he wants:

    Weeds pulled:dizzy:
    Hedges Trimmed
    Mulch Installation

    I was going to spray weed killer down to help out with all that bermuda growing should i spray the killer down before i pull the weeds or after?? or both? i was thinking it would make it a little easier to pull dead weeds up rather than alive. idk.

    How should i go about chraging this job? This is my first job like this.

    ALSO, the big tree right in the middle, what in the hell am i supposed to do with that??????

    any input is greatly appreciated, as i told him that i would give him a quote Tuesday Afternoon.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    wheres the pic?
     
  3. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres some pics!

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  4. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,100

    Sorry The First Picture Was Mistakenly Put In There!! My Bad!! Thats Not The House! The Rest Of The Pics Are!!

    Thanks
     
  5. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    MOREpics..............

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  6. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More Pics...........

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  7. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
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    it is easier and more efficient to pull dead weeds instead of live.that way the don't multiply.pulling bermuda is a waste.its going to take at least 2 sprays about 2 weeks apart to kill it.then sprayed when noticed.always charge any job by man hours and product usage charge.
     
  8. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For hedge trimming, my starting price is $25 and that is only if the bushes are not overgrown and there aren't that many of them. I would say you should charge at least $35-40 based on the amount of bushes and the growth.

    For weed pulling, I pull than spray Bear weedkiller (available at Home Cheapo), it kills weeds but not trees and plants and you don't need a liscense for it. My starting price is $30 and that is only for light weeding. Based on the pics, I would charge maybe $50 or so. But that is the going rates in my area, and some LCOs are lower ($25 for mowing and edging, trim hedges, pull weeds). If the going rates are higher in your area, charge more.

    As far as mulch goes, I haven't a clue as I don't do mulching. :cry:
     
  9. derbydon

    derbydon LawnSite Member
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    Looks like bermuda grass in there, if so, better plan on removing 2-4" of dirt with that, putting down a barrier, and make sure the customer is aware bermuda always comes back. It's hard to advise how much to quote on a job like that without knowing your experience level (I've got a couple of guys I'd put on that and they'd be done in 4 hours, my other 2 guys would be 4 days and still not look right).

    Safe bet to say 16 man hours, maybe 5 "scoops" of mulch bulk or 50 3 cu/ft bags, bag of treflan weedstop, couple rolls of barrier, fuel (depends on how far for mulch and disposal) and disposal fees, if any.
     
  10. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    Solo I charge $60 hour for clean-up. Looks like it might take you 2 hours of prep.

    Then for that job $75 to $85 per yard of mulch used depending on type of mulch.

    3 to 4 yards plus prep

    $460? I don't know the measurements.

    You mow that property and don't run the wacker in those beds?
     

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