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Aftermath of a bid

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by FitzRightMowingService, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I couldn't come up with a better title.

    I put a bid in to do a spring clean up which included trimming back perennials, add mulch to 10 trees after redefing and live edging some and cutting away low hanging branches on all of the trees. I also had to lay weed barrier as well as clear gravel rock from 4 of the trees.

    I will post what I quoted it for when the job is done, I quoted it for two days so tomorrow I go back to finish the job.

    What would your bid have been?

    Here are a few pics

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  2. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,408

    Why are you posting this? Are you uncomfortable with your bid?
     
  3. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,474

    It’s literally impossible to give you an accurate answer from what you gave us. I mean maybe for the trimming but what’s that like $100... If you told me how much mulch was used, how much rock, and how many sqft of fabric was installed I may be able to help
     
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    FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    2 yards of mulch as for the rocks i had to remove river rocks from around 4 trees and small boulders from 3 trees it was not n install of rocks. I did not measure sq ft for the fabric...however I'm using 5 50" rolls I was just winging it.

    I know that my question is a bit confusing with out all the. Details I just trying something out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
  5. OP
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    FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Nope. I was very happy with it actually. .I had a thought and I wanted to share it. Everyone usually ask for help bidding so I wanted to see what people would bid even though I already got the job.
     
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 17,504

    Aftermath means there’s some broad negative outcome from a terrible thing.
     
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  7. Toro44

    Toro44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    The real question is...why are you putting fabric under mulch?
     
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    FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    There was no mulch I installed mulch
     
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    FitzRightMowingService

    FitzRightMowingService LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Finished the job today it took me 2 days and 2 hours to complete. I ran into roots from a few of the trees so I had to edge a little further out. All in all it was a good learning experience I actually did my very first hardscaping project around 2 of the trees.

    I gave the client to different quotes, she decided to offer me option 3 which was 1 & 2 combined the total was $1200.00. This was the biggest job that I have had to do entering my third season.
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  10. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,833

    Cool, looks good, and glad you made money.
    Btw- I don’t see any “hardscape”job there, but I do see large river stone for a border..Thumbs Up
    Edit: was a tree there in front of the birches? I see an up sell in that pic
     

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