Last week a local municipality bid out mowing and fertilizing for about 13 acres. Was too include weekly mowing (around 28 times), trimming, edging sidewalks twice a season, & 3 applications of fertilizer. The low bid came in at $6301.00 for the season. It consisted of basically too locations which included detention ponds, along right of ways with berms, trees and landscape beds, & cul de sacs. The going rate for fertilizing around here is between $115.00 - $145.00 per acre. So you would have to figure at least $4500.00 for fertilizing alone, if you where do do it right. The funny part was that next two lowest bidders where under $7000.00. One of the guys that bid just under $7000.00 was complaining that "these low ballers are starting to get out for control" Oh well I guess bidding $6.90 per acre for mowing is not considered being a low baller.