Small Landscape Job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by willretire@40, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    I don't normally ask questions like this but I want to see how far off I am. I normally only do mowing.

    Have a small landscape job.

    I will need:

    Remove white bricks with 4 humps on top and replace with
    45 red bricks with the 4 humps on top
    2.5yards of red mulch
    clean out flower beds which is minimum
    trim 6 hedges with only a little growth.

    How much off the top of your head.
     
  2. jrich01

    jrich01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 21

    Id say around $700
     
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much can you get the bricks for??
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Tell me your price first then and only then will I tell you mine.
     
  5. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

  6. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    Id do it for $650
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    You say it is only for a friend, so the real question is are you doing this as a business or is this a charitable event? Charge enough to atleast cover the lost mowing wages for that day. If its charity, than maybe the customer already had a number in mind that you feel comfortable working with.

    45 brick (I'm assuming your refering to homeowner grade garden wall) approx $3 per + tax = $150 roughly. 3 yards premium colored mulch bulk at $30 p/yd + tax = $100 + $150 = $250 cost + Labor (say 4 hours at $40 p/hr = $160) = $410 + 30% profit margin = $533.

    So your estimate should be fine.
     
  8. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    Oh i forgot 30 annuals. It is a family friend but still business. Not giving away anything for free.
     
  9. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    your proposal should be time and materials. and the price should be an estimate not a proposal.
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    Well if you are experienced and know what the hell you are doing... you should be able to price out an accurate proposal.
     

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