Simple job advice

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CurbAppealKS, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 448

    I am currently working on a bid for a small landscape job. When I say small I mean the bed is 18' x 7' along the customer's driveway. Currently there are two unkempt junipers that are going to be removed as part of the job. The rest of the job entails installing one of two different types of edging and excavating the bed out to allow for 3" of gravel to be spread inside it.

    I talked to the customer about the edging, and the two choices are simple metal edging, or a double stack of 4x6 limestone blocks. This is where my question comes in. I have come up with seven man hours to remove the bush, excavate and install metal edging/fabric and spread gravel. If the customer chooses the limestone edging I will add two more man hours for the extra prepping and material I will need. Do you guys feel I'm in the ballpark on the total hours estimated?
     
  2. TK LC&L

    TK LC&L LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 51

    I feel that you are in the ballpark for this one as long as you have the proper equipment.
     
  3. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    So 7 to 9 hours. I would think they are both a little light on man hours.
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 448

    No pictures, sorry. It will all be done by hand. I just started doing business in March. Trying to get some jobs under my belt before mowing goes full swing. I failed to mention that this customer is a friend who is on a budget, so I'm not trying to get rich off of them by any means. Just covering my costs, and allowing for some money to be made by me.
     
  6. ByDesignCO

    ByDesignCO LawnSite Member
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    I agree you are a bit light on the hrs depending on what equipment you have.
     

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