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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by zak406, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks good! how did things go with Marriott?
     
  2. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The bid was apperantly to high. Or in my terms I don't work for free haha.
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  3. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Haha i feel ya man. ive been losing mulch jobs left and right. I bid a 22-25 yard job with edging at $2090 and i lost. the other bids were below $1400...
     
  4. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Agreed this year has been tough, previous years were cake but for some reason people are tight this year. I had. Lady call me and ask me to spread mulch (she would purchase and have it delivered) I don't usually like to do that but if it pays I will. Any ways I told her 50 a yard and she said she needed 10 yards, all I had to do is spread. I thought it was a fair price however she must not have and never bothered to call me back
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  5. zak406

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    Was a crappy day today it rained all day. We put all the side supports in today on the garden boxes. All that's left is putting them in the ground and filling with top soil we will start that tomorrow. The first pic is my brother and helper acting like d bags haha

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  6. deere615

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    where at off mt nebo? I had an email for the same thing from a guy tho to spread 10 yards and my price was the exact same haha
     
  7. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, it was in my home town of n. huntingdon. This year has been tough, last year I was selling jobs like no tomorow. I was busy from april till july, then it slowed down some. This year I have been busy since the end of march. At this rate though I wont be busy until july. I was getting 3-4 calls a week for estimates the first few weeks of the season and was having a hard time landing jobs. My pricing hasnt changed. Im fairly priced, im not to high but im not any were near low. I continue to get work through word of mouth and previous customers which I guess is a good thing. The landscaping supply place I buy my stuff from always kicks me customers. I dont know if your pittsburgh guys are having problems like this or not. I will say I think I have seen more lowballers this year than previous. Still though. I got a really good grass route this year. There all easy yards, and profitable. I got rid of my unprofitable and untollerable yards. Maybe its time to start advertising some more ill make that decision in a few weeks. :usflag: Btw deere I sent you a pm.
     
  8. zak406

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    We put the garden beds in the ground today. We have ALOT of grading to do around these. The lower beds on the left side are high because of the grade. Tomorow we will fix that when we put dirt in and grade around the beds out. These were put into the ground, leveled with a slight grade down hill and concreted in.

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  9. thelawnman

    thelawnman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a house with these they are a pain in the a$$ to cut around
     
  10. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been busy lately, I have been doing more and more work whether im suppose to or not, I have to make a living to you know. Anyways we got the garden beds in, graded around, and set up for netting to go over the top. Also threw a lawn that was cut a few days ago also. The only thing left to do is put an irragation system in the beds.

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