Spring clean up question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by hortboy, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I was approached by a county office to bid on maintaining 3 homes for the mentally/physically disabled. two of three had not had the grass cut since august of last fall. I estimate the grass to be about 10 inches tall when I stand it up. the problem is it's matted down from all the snow. how would you guys price the first mowing? triple pass it? bag it? It looks like a real mess. I want to get it cut before it smothers out other grass and then needs seeding. Normally I steer clear of these but county/state jobs are so nice around here w/ all the extra work you get like prunings and snow plowing
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    2.5X the normal cut rate and add a 30% high cut fee to that.Then add cleanup time and removal charges to dispose of the grass.
     
  3. Grass Groomer

    Grass Groomer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    rent or buy a metal detector first trust me its worth it
     
  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I would estimate the time it took to do the job right and get my hourly rate + expenses.

    Don't under estimate and walk every inch of the property for hidden dangers.
     

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