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  1. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I currently do fertilization and pesticides under a large lawn care company. I have been throwing around the idea of going solo in a year or two and have been researching a business plan to see the feasibility of it all and what targets I would need to hit. In order to establish my margins and...
  2. Landscape Maintenance
    What would you all charge to trim this hedge. It's pretty long, at least 50 feet, maybe 75 feet or more, not really sure. The client didn't really specify how short, I'm guessing to just trim it down a little for appearance. I think it's a boxwood.
  3. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    From the economic stand point, which is better and how much "better" is it? So far we have been using granular pre emergent on our properties. We spot spray our post. Does granular cost more? If so, what are we talking? We pay around $26 for 50 lbs of pre emergent.
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    The owner of the building is trying to sell it, just wants once a month maintenance in the mean time until is sold. ( I have been thinking once a month pretty sure tall grass and bushes) Left side parking there is a bush that is about 7-8 feet tall that runs 111 linear feet wall. Left side of...
  5. Landscape Maintenance
    Ok so i went out to quote a job for planting 5 small 3 gallon golden ARBORVITAE the ones that stay small. And 5 globe ARBORVITAE. Ok so at the garden center they are 24.60 with tax each. So i was wonder if i charge 65 per tree would that be a fair price. That is just for the planting. There is...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have a 2009 Hustler Super Z with a 60" deck. It has the 31 hp Kawasaki FX850V engine. I bought it new in late (September?) 2009. It's never been used commercially and only has 244 original hours. The hours are accurate. It's in very good condition. Just needs a couple paint touch ups on the...
  7. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    Been writing word problems for a few hours and wanted to check my math with you wise lawn pros. Need help figuring the cost of product per 1000 sq feet only. Not asking what you guys think I should charge people. I just want to make sure I have my product costs per k down right so I can price...
  8. Landscape Maintenance
    I cut this tree/hedge to the surface today and hauled it off and wondered what would be a good price to charge for it. I'm not too sure, so I would like to hear a few opinions. It took less than an hour. Thanks.
  9. Turf Renovation
    Dear Lawnsiters, I have been experiencing a lot of resistance from soem of my clients lately with regards to my pricing. I am pretty confident that my quotes are competitive and even low for the area, but I think I may be presenting things in a way that leads them to believe that I am...
  10. Turf Renovation
    What is the going rate for labor on sod installation in Illinois ?
  11. Business Operations
    I gave a current customer of mine a bid on a project, and afterward realized it was way too low. I have not started on this project yet, and really want to give another bid. The bid was giving about 3 months ago, and I was planning on doing the job in a couple of weeks. Should I bite this one...
  12. Hardscaping
    Hi everyone, I am a maintenance only company, looking to expand into landscape design/installation this year. Just wondering how everyone puts together accurate quotes/estimates for jobs? More specifically, patios and walkways etc. Any opinions/feedback is much appreciated. (and I apologize if...
  13. Landscape Maintenance
    I was told to keep the mulch/moisture away from the foundation of my home. I'm planning to lay down pebbles / stones about 3 feet wide along the perimeter of my home. I've noticed that gravel is generally cheaper than river pebbles. I live in Northern Virginia. Can you guys let me know where...
  14. Turf Renovation
    I know its bermuda season down here in Atlanta, Ga so Im guessing that the prices are kind of high right now. Is there any particular time of year where I can buy bermuda sod cheaper than right now. I'm seeing approx $100/pallet for Tiffway 419 and TiffGrand ( shade tolerant) is running...
  15. Business Operations
    Our sod install prices have been beaten down so badly in the past few years - almost not worth trying to compete. What is everyone charging for labor for one pallot installation?
  16. Landscape Maintenance
    Hello all, Not quite sure if this is the correct forum to post this topic but i'll give it a shot. I did a fairly large mulch job for this condo corporation this summer and they've asked me to clean their eavestroughs. They have 2166 linear feet of trough line. I'm just trying to figure out a...
  17. General Industry Discussions
    I seriously need to get an idea of exmark prices so I know if i can afford them, dont want the pressure of going to a dealer yet. any input?? ...thanks in advance!! *trucewhiteflag*
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