So i have done landscaping and mowing and admit have been on the low side with my prices for a few years just trying to get work and build my company, but more recently I have been charging what I should. I do good quality work and try not to cut corners. My neighbor came to me and asked me to do a job for him and he told me he would give me $400 to do it. At first it didnt sound too bad until I started to sit down and price stuff out. This is what he wanted: - 9 foot round patio (didnt care about the stone) - Walkway to the patio with the same material (~10 feet) - Reseeding his yard all around this new patio and where his dogs had torn it up. I would have to dig down for the patio, lay a sand base, then install the stone. After pricing everything my labor costs were almost the $400 (41/hr for 9 hours) which was a break since he was my neighbor. I usually bid labor at $55 an hour or so. After all of the materials ($200 for stone) It came to $774. He told me he didnt care what stone I used or if I went to a creek and dug up the stone. I am planning on using some recycled patio stones that I have but I am going to charge him for the stone. I am hauling in all of the materials (sand, stone, pea gravel, 1.5 ton topsoil, mushroom manure, seed and fert). This price also included a temporary fence that I would set up with his materials so his dogs couldnt get to the new grass (100 ft or so). I havnt heard anything after giving him the bid. I thought my price was fair but I wanted to see what you guys thought. I hate when customers seem to think they can give me a price that I should do a job for. I think this guy still sees me as scott from up the street who does this on the side compared to someone who does this for a living. Where in reality I am a registered and insured company and I do this for a living as well as go to school.