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Cleanup Job From Friday/ Before-After Pics

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by MJS, May 26, 2008.

  1. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    This was about a 1 1/2 hour job. . . Client is trying to get the house ready to sell- supposedly on a tight budget, that's why I didn't plant anything new :dizzy:.

    It was 1.5 yards of coarse mulch - there was also slightly smaller garden in the back - same kind of stuff as the front, so I didn't bother with pics.

    Tell me what you think. :usflag:








  2. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,445

    nice work, lots of money to be made out their$$$$
  3. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    Thanks, yeah, I enjoy doing renovation jobs like this - it's very satisfying work.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    That's a big improvement. Looks good.
  5. mikewhit1010

    mikewhit1010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    If you dont mind me asking. I am just curious what you would charge for this type of job. I have been doing a lot of jobs like this and I seem to be charging a good price but a lot of people look at me and say WOW that is way to high and then it is done a week later by someone else.
  6. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Looks good, but is that perennial or a weed by the garage door?
  7. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    No I don't mind at all - so . . . Here's what I charged

    Labor $150
    Materials (mulch) $30

    2 hours approx

    $75 / hour.

    That included pulling all those weeds out - there was also a small garden in the backyard where I trimmed a small hedge.
  8. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    It looks pretty wild, but it's actually a perennial :waving:. . .not sure of the name, I've seen them in other gardens - they bloom red or purple, from what I've seen.

    The garden does look pretty bare with just the lamb's ear, iris, and that little bush.
  9. ojpent

    ojpent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Looks great, I bet it'll great when people come by that want to purchase it!!
  10. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    That's what I'm hoping - it might get me some jobs through the real estate agent, too - you never know.

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