bid to low ?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by wrm, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. wrm

    wrm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Hey guys, great info on this site- thanks
    My partner and I bid on a lawn, the lady wants the backyard ( 65 by 65 )
    raked of the rocks, mainly small ones, seed and straw put down.No top soil
    we bid 245 and got it, she also asked for fertilization, we bid and got 65 per
    application, 4 apps, just scotts.This is a brand new house and neighborhood,
    we think we're getting the cutting too for 35- pretty small front.
    The cost of seed- 38, straw-32, fertilizer-40 per app
    Clean Cut
  2. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    At 8-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. seed application rate, you should have approximately 35 lbs. of seed which would make your seed cost low. Unless you are getting it cheaper than wholesale. I think you will find that raking the back yard it a very time consuming process. All in all when the job is said and done I highly doubt you will make any money on that project, but it seems like you will be making a killing on the fertilizer applications.
  3. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    if, in fact, he has a fertilizer license. you do don't you? you could get in deep trouble if you don't.

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