What to estimate for weed removel? (pictures)

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ALarsh, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    So this customer wants her weeds out of the beds and a couple of rocks put in. Here are the pictures.

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    Remeber, this section has really bad mosquitoes!:(
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    These beds have to be cleaned out. They are pretty clean as is though.
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    So... how much do you think?

    Also, they all have to be hand picked. She doesn't want any chemicals used.

    Please let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    pics dont work for me
     
  3. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Sorry about that... That server is going to a different one I think. Try this server:

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  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    No chemicals?

    See you later............
     
  5. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Yup... no chemicals.

    She said that it is OK of there are still some small weeds in there. She said if there is any question if it is a weed or not, just leave it so she isn't too picky.
     
  6. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Wow, handweeding will take awhile. I would charge your hourly rate that you charge, that way you will not get burned on the amount of time that it takes you to do the job. It always takes longer than you think it will.
     
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If your customer balks at an hourly rate, estimate how long it will take you times your hourly rate, then inflate that by at least 50%. Like others have said, they always take longer than you think they will.
     
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    How many hours do you guys think?

    I'm estimating 5 hours but this is the first job I have ever done weed pulling.

    Whats a good rate to charge hourly for weed pulling? I was thinking $30-$40?
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    my charge for something like that would be 200-300.
     
  10. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    Yeah..I was thinking $250. It's all labor, so it's all profit. I would water the beds first so the roots will come up out of the soil. The major drawback is that once completed you won't be able to stand erect for a week.
     

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