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Advice on a bid

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bpbrab, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. bpbrab

    bpbrab LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a job someone wants done in September. They have a slope in their front yard that they'd like filled in with topsoil then seeded with grass. Their front yard is 76 x 40. But this is the total seeding area. The area that needs to be filled in and leveled is 21 x 8. I've come up with a total job bid of about $1600, which includes everything. Is this an outlandish figure? Does anyone have any suggestions?

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Slope?? area to be level?? what are you doing.
    Do you need to build a wall. How much dirt
    If you are building a wall and backfilling than I think you are low
    How many hours of work are you thinking and what is your material cost
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    This sounds very high if all you are doing is dumping a few yards of soil and putting in a seed net and sowing.

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