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(PICS) of big job?? HELP ME!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mg10117, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    This guy wants all beds weeded, all bushes trimmed, 17-18 yards of black dye mulch applied, weed mat placed under mulch in rear beds, fresh river rock applied over top the old river rock, and 5 of those big red bushes bordering the pool ripped out. what do ya think? how much $$$ do I charge...thanks again P.S. it looks much worse in person...

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  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    What do you have to work with (dump truck, 5X8 trailer, 7X16 trailer) all the RIGHT equip? Are you solo, a helper, a crew? All these would determine price due to overhead, fuel (how many trips you have to make dumping clippings and pickup of mulch). With a little more info you'll get better repsonses.
     
  3. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    more pics of this mess!!:confused:

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  4. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I have a dump truck that holds 7 yards. I aslo have a 5x10 trailer. As for a crew, not really, I will have to call all 3 of my part time workers to help me with this one. And I figure 2 trips to the dump...What do you think? thanks for help...
     
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    WOW what a mess.....

    cant help ya on price..... you know what to do...

    how much to run your truck down the road, how much will material cost ya.
    how much do you pay your help... how long will it take......
    how much to dump.....
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Rough estimate....$2500-$3500
     
  7. kevin11946ny

    kevin11946ny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    $2500-$3500 for this mulch job..


    I have a yard its around 40 cubic yards of muclh plus they asked to remove the old mulch, ive never did a mulch job before. Im not sure what to bid on this size, plus the mulch bed is 200 feet long and 20-30 feet wide and the whole thing is slightly up hill.

    how muclh mulch can i hold in a 7x16 trailer with 4 foot plywood walls?

    this is my fisrst time doing this...and from your pictures, your job looks like nothing compared to this job i looked out today to put a bid on tomorrow i will also try to post a pic.

    DAm if your going to bid $3k i should be asking $6k.

    well hope we all make money,


    plus this house im out is a 5million dollar home i nthe hamptons.


    good luck.
    kevin
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994


    He isn't just mulching.
     
  9. mg10117

    mg10117 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    dont forget about trimming all the bushes, weeding, weed barrier, and river rock?? think more maybe:confused: ?
     
  10. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    How much mulch depends on the load rating of your trailer. I have a 6' x 12' with tandem axles rated @ 7,000 lbs. I can rarely get more than 4 yards on and must go plentydamn slow or it'll pull the truck (F250) all over the road. It's the weight of the mulch, not the volume you can pack in - check your axle rating and ask us again.
     

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