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  1. Lawn Mowing
    I just sent a quote to a potential mowing customer. Figured on $61 based on being a 10K property and the amount of trimming needed. I call back and she said another company quoted 35 dollars!?! Am I crazy? or is this an anomaly? New business, btw.
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello all, We have maintained many large yards for years with mulching or side discharging. As of recently many customers have asked to have the grass collected and hauled away. In all my years, we have never owned a collection system for our mowers. I am asking to see how much more...
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    We've been getting emails from customers inquiring about de-thatching, and one requested power raking. Is there some type of formula people use when bidding these types of jobs? Power raking for example looks time consuming and labor intensive.
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    So I’ve been mowing for several years now but finally decided to take it up a level. Working my way towards going full time once my wife is out of school. My issue is am i pricing fair? Around my area lawns are normally at least 1/4 acre. Acre lots are not uncommon. Right now I’m around 50ish an...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello Everyone, I am trying to figure out a reasonable price for this leaf removal job. Most of the leaves will be done by rake. I have a mower that can suck up some of the stragglers that get left behind, but the majority will need to be raked. After that, I will have to load it into my truck...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey Fellas ! So I am the lead supervisor to a Junklugging Company and we are thinking outside the box to attract more customers and we had a customer contact us about her back yard. It is full of large sticker bushes that she wants removed so that we can then have access to all the junk that is...
  7. Business Operations
    Hello Everyone. I had a customer reach out to me wanting weeds pulled from their garden. I have included pictures to give an idea of what the job is like. I am currently a solo crew because my employees are back in school for the year. I find that I always screw up the pricing on jobs like this...
  8. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys, I'm just getting into sod (removal/installation). I have a client that wants roughly 8,600 square feet of old sod removed and replaced. What would you guys recommend charging per sq ft to remove and install? I know "the pros" would charge anywhere from $1.25-$2 per sq foot. I was...
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What are you guys who charge "x per yard installed" including in the price? Is it just the cost of mulch and laying it down or does it include any edging or bed clean up? I've been charging $100 per yard installed this year, getting mulch for around $21 per yard double shred. I've been...
  10. Power Washing
    This will help you figure out the cleaning units if you Pressure wash, help with pricing. Text me anytime 4805225227
  11. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Good morning, I know some people will tell me there is not enough variables to estimate, I will try to provide as much detail. I cut people's lawns on the side, as well as do mulch jobs. I have a full time job, and in the meantime, I am saving money and buying more equipment to eventually run a...
  12. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Good day, I am not a current landscaper/property manager/lawn mower/etc. I actually work in the corporate world managing product development unrelated to lawn care at the moment. In my high school/college days I worked for public works and farms. Currently I am in an MBA program and trying to...
  13. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Anyone ever showed up to a lawn and it just be covered in sweet gum seed pods or any other type of big pods for that matter. I usually say screw it and let the mower get to work but in this case the yard was taken over by them and would be like running the mower through a ball bearing factory ...
  14. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I need to give a client a price for removing all the leaves on their property (town has curbside pickup so I just need to pile leaves on curb) This is not a client I've done lawn work with before (I did a pressure washing job for them this past summer) The lot is 0.32 acres and the house is...
  15. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am a one man operation. This is my second year in business, and this year I have really taken off. However, I under quoted myself heavily this year and have realized at the rate I'm going I will go no where growth wise. Right now I charge $25 an hour. Super low, I know! But I wanted to get my...
  16. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a backpack blower- no mower, no leaf vac, and I am one man operation. I am just starting my business out so I hope down the road I will be able to invest in more efficient equipment. How should I bid my jobs? By the acre or by the hour? All debri will be removed on site. Anyone else a...
  17. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Help me out please. I have a new potential commercial job. The guy said if I do a good job on the hedges then he would let me take the care of everything next year. The hedges are 509 feet long, 12 feet high and never been trimmed. They need the trimming but they aren’t crazy over grown. I’ve...
  18. 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...
  19. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hey Guys, I am headed to the dealership tomorrow to try and do a deal on a '72 Scag TT2 with Vanguard 37EFI, any idea what pricing should be for this machine? Thanks in advance.
  20. Business Operations
    Low balling is the worst thing you can do to yourself, your business and the landscape industry PERIOD!!! If you're low balling you are only hurting yourself. The landscape industry is probably the lowest paid industry that there is compared to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, flooring...
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