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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    My father owned a landscaping buainess and recently passed away so I am taking it over and Im not exactly aure how to bid jobs. I am currently creating a bid for a job that should take 2 people 16 hours to complete. There are 1,000 linear feet to edge with a bed edger, 10 yards of mulch, and...
  2. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I received a commercial property that seems the city had a work on the water lines and some prep with soil but is not leveled at all. I came up with 735.91 sqft. I am newly to this projects but will like to get into and learn. In the garden centers currently per piece are at $1.79 and per...
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I need help is my first time doing a commercial property. I only own a 50 inch zero turn mower Toro, 30 inch mower and a 22 inch. Echo trimmers and Echo blowers. Customer requirements notes: "This is a large area to mow and trim. The trimming is around a barn and pavilion and a few play...
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am looking for some local rates to base my prices on. It seems that I get shot down on every bid and wonder if I am too high. Anyone else operating in this area? I would love to hear your rates. I will start out by saying that I am at $60 per hour and not getting many jobs. Most of the...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm new to pine needles they are starting to come around in my area. I'm looking for advice for a yard install around 20k square feet entirely with pine needles. Customer is looking for a natural look. I haven't laid pine needles ever. If you have any advice it is much appreciated. I really...
  6. Business Operations
    Greetings, First time here, though I've been an active browser for quite some time. Decided I'd finally register and contribute to the forum. Residential work is wonderful, but its up and down like a crazy roller coaster, especially when it comes to weather that's all over the place. Where's...
  7. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello everyone. I recently started getting more serious with my business and started marketing myself a lot more and I I'm looking for a little advice and help. I have had a few jobs in the past and a few jobs that are current that I feel like I am bidding too high or too low and I don't want to...
  8. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys. I recently picked up a bid form for the local public school, and discovered that the bid is for three years. On the form, they want each year's cost listed. And so I'm wondering, (and forgive me if this is easy to everyone else, I'm new in the business), how do you estimate for...
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello all, I am new to this forum - well forums in general. So I apologize in advance if I have posted this in the wrong spot or if it is a previous topic. I tried searching - man what a wealth of knowledge I have been reading so much off topic yet useful info. Sure makes learning the ropes...
  10. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi guys, I am in only my second year of mowing and up until this point I have only really done mostly residential lawns. I have always just kind of bull****ted my way through the estimation process. I don't do this to scam people or anything my prices are always plenty fair and i can explain my...
  11. Business Operations
    I have a one-man lawn and garden maintenance company in Pitt Meadows. I have recently been asked to do a bid for a 25-unit strata in which a member of my church owns a unit. The current groundskeeper is an elderly owner and wants to retire from the position. He estimates that he puts in about 8...
  12. Sports Field Maintenance
    Hi guys im new to the site and have a question for those of you who currently service schools and sports complex's. We have been in the industry for quite some time and are looking to bid our first sports complex: However, im not quite sure how to bid for lining a football, soccer, and baseball...
  13. General Industry Discussions
    I'm curious how you guys and gals go about putting in bids and estimates for a new client. Do you drive to each location, measure the space, then give the client an estimate? I'm sure this is only one of the many ways it's done ... and I'm sure there are plenty of factors that come into play...
  14. Business Operations
    What's everyone's game plan when trying to land commercial accounts? Do you bid it out as low as you can go, or do you keep things moderately high because they are a business? What month do you approach the company, and how? Just looking for everyone's feedback on this topic! Thanks, Matt
  15. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    My brother and I are looking to start up a part time lawn care business in West Georgia. We have the cash to buy all new equipment except for a mower. We currently have no accounts and are having some business cards and flyers made up at the moment. I have tons of questions and don't want to...
  16. Network: South
    I am looking for a price in on Sod in the South florida area that includes delivery. I would need 9 pallets of standard st. augistine grass to complete the project. I am also looking for alternative numbers to include install. This would be in the erast boca raton area
  17. Landscape Maintenance
    So i've been talking to a few other landscapers around town and it seems like when they do commercial bids they include EVERYTHING in their bids and factor it into a monthly prices. They includes things like spring clean up, fall clean ups, mulch, and shrub trimming. Im just curious to hear if...
  18. General Industry Discussions
    I am currently working hourly to help a friend's lawn business who has other obligations. He wants me to buy the business from him(apprx. 20 weekly accounts at average of $30 per cut) as well as his equipment(2010 48" Toro Grandstand, echo blower/trimmer). I have heard many ways people price...
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