St. louis area

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Dunn's, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. B. Idol

    B. Idol LawnSite Member
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    Hello, I'm just looking for a little helpful input. What is an average charge for these services. I've got to submit a proposal for an apartment complex and I would like to give a fair estimate of costs. The services provided include bed edging (just digging, no materials), weeding, small tree and shrub trimming(nothing really to trim, everything is still young, but they want monthly maint.), and mulch. I estimated approx. 20 to 25 cubic yards of mulch, approx 8 hours of weeding and shrub/tree trimming(probably less). They are also offering more work, monthly maintenance of the beds and shrubs, and future grass-cutting. They also own other apt. complexes. Any advice would be helpful.
     
  2. B. Idol

    B. Idol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I would be interested. Brian L & H Lawncare
     
  3. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Bed edging: $.75 to $1.00 per foot for a good 3" shovel edge
    Weeding, trimming: 8 hours X $40 to $50 per man hour, plus any applicable disposal fee
    Mulch: $40 to $50 per yard for double-ground hardwood, since the weeding and edging are being bid separately

    Good luck
     
  4. Deltacare  LLC

    Deltacare LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Brian L&H

    Call me 314-623-1407.

    I will give you her info.

    Drew
     
  5. B. Idol

    B. Idol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    THANKS TURFPROSTL. I put in my proposal today. I talked to the maint. manager, he said last time they needed 25-30 yards. I bid $2100 for 28 yards weeding and edging included. I also put in a bid for a monthly property beautification. $400 per service. Once a month. This includes small tree and shrub pruning, mulch bed maintenance(weeding and edge touch up) and some litter control. This should only take roughly 6 hours.
     
  6. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    Mowing this week?

    I havent been out since tuesday night.
     
  7. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    We mowed everything we could through Thursday. Called it off today. Hoping tomorow is do-able.....
     
  8. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    I mowed some yesterday and had to call it off halfway through the day...today is useless, tomorrow I NEED to mow as lawns are nearing 7 inches after 7 days of growth...
     
  9. B. Idol

    B. Idol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    mowed Thursday half day, did a small mulch job in the rain. I NEED more customers. South county, Jefferson County, some south St. Louis. I've only got 25 lawns to mow. Just started my company this year. If anybody has anything to get rid of in these areas let me know. I will consider driving farther if it is profitable. Is anybody concerned about the rising gas prices? Is it good business etiquette to raise the prices during the season for gas?
     
  10. GoBlues39

    GoBlues39 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I just started mowing commercially this year. I do mostly South and West county, but will travel for money. 314-397-3221 for any available jobs. Godspeed, Matt
     

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