I have an opprtunity to place a bid on a new subdivision that went up last year. This year the builder is turning over the HOA to the homeowners... When placing a bid for the common areas, there's flowers and pine straw in the beds as well as the lawn. Do I place a bid on a monthly basis including the flowers and pine straw being changed twice a year? OR Do I place a bid for the lawn cutting separate from the flower beds and pine straw? My feeling is that one price would be more attractive since this will cover all the maintenance for the entrance. Problem is... How do you estimate flower and pine straw costs? Do they fluctuate throughout the year? Thanks in advance.