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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Snappy, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Snappy

    Snappy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I recieved a Call from someone wanting a New Garden tilled up.. Being new to all this im wondering some Prices on tilling... Its not really alot of work But lets say im going to till a New bed thats 15' x 20' What would you charge considering i have a 24" Tiller?

    Lets say its smaller, 15' x 10'?

  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    45 dollars is fair i used to till lots of gardens years ago easy an quick money have funn
  3. Snappy

    Snappy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Turns out its 20' x 25' and she had one Guy that was going to do it for $30 but never came... So being that i knew her i told her it would only be $30 ... I know its lower than normal but its still easy money!
  4. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    I did tilling for a while, the gardens are always bigger than described when you get there, also rockier than described. Never give a price on the phone.
    "How much for an average garden?..."
    PS there is always a cheap guy that doesn't come any more...why does this remind me of lawn estimates?? With tilling there is always a guy who used to do it for 15 bucks, but he quit coming...I tell them he must have broke something, and didn't charge enough to fix it.
  5. Snappy

    Snappy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Well this is New so i get to Measure out the 20' x 25' so theres no chance its bigger... Ive always done things cheap, Not normally over the Phone but in this case it made no difference to me... I need stuff to do. Its not been tilled before so its alittle harder but still no Biggie..
  6. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    i think 30 is too low...don't forget the time it takes just to get to the job and not to mention hopefully there aren't any rocks in the ground...
  7. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    ...and, if it has never been tilled, you will probably have to go over it several times...
  8. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    I started out just tilling. I would charge $40 for a new 15'-20'. If it is a new garden, I almost always double it because you will have to go over it several times and there are always rocks and junk. I wouldn't stop for under $25. It cost $80 a day around here to rent one, so most people are willing to pay you to bust your hump.
  9. Snappy

    Snappy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Well it ended up taking 55min & thats going over it 3 times, So $30 for less than an Hour of work wasnt too bad!


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