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What would you bid??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNPROzII, Mar 3, 2004.


    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    OK guys lets play the bid game. I've already added up and know what I'm going to bid, but lets see what some of my peers would bid?

    #1 Mowing - Approx. 1.6 acres finish mowing 32 times a year
    all flat about 10 islands
    Approx. 4 acres brush hog mowing 3 times a year
    about 1.5 acres is a hill, rest flat
    Approx. 139134 linear ft. trimming

    #2 Fert. - Approx. 1.6 acres
    1- Pre-emerg. plus fert.
    2- Post emerg. plus fert.
    3- Post emerg. plus fall fert.

    #3 Mulch - Approx 90 yards of mulch 1 time a year

    #4 Weeding beds 1 time a year 13858 sq. ft.

    OK guys lets see what you come up with. Thanks for playing.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    mowing $2560 fert $700 mulch $3600 brush hog/trimming $1300
    weeding beds 1 time i would have to see what is all in them

    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    JKOOPERS, everything is new so there aren't any weeds in them yet. Thanks for your reply. Thats a little lower than what I'm going to bid.
  4. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Mowing=$3100 (I'm including trimming in this as I assume you would trim each time you mow)
    Brush Hog=$1200

    Grand total I come up with is $11,050
  5. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Oops, I forgot to put in weeding the beds.

    Bed Weeding=$3000 (depending on how bad it is)

    New grand total=$14,050
  6. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    Mulch... $4,800
    Bush Hog...$1,440
    Trimming (26 MILES???) $45 per hour x13 hrs = $585 per
    Weeding....$45 per hour
  7. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Hey J Koopers busy this year cause at your whopping $40.00 per yard mulching i have lots of jobs for ya?

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    not yet, i hate mulch. the going rate here is like 30- 35 a yard . anything over 20 yards and i will sub it out to a mulch blower. plus i only pay $8-10 a yard for mulch.

    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Alright thanks for your replies guys. Here is my bid.

    Mowing and trimming $4000

    Bush hog $960

    Fertilizer $624

    Mulch $4500

    Weeding beds $500

    Grand total $10584
    Again thanks for your replies
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Mowing and trimming $ 5440.00
    Bush Hogging $ 1100.00
    Fertilizer pkg $ 787.00
    Mulch 90yds @65.25 $5872.50
    Weeding $ 1000.00

    $ 14199.50 Total

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