Estimate for removing planting bed and adding sod

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by frdm12, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. frdm12

    frdm12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I have to do an estimate for a guy that wants a planting bed removed from his front lawn and replaced with sod. The bed is about 275 square feet. There are a couple small u's and two large 10-12 foot lilac bush/trees. I don't think the lilacs can be done by hand so I was going to rent a skidsteer. I would then level the area and bring in some loam to add and also fix areas that the skidsteer drove over. I was thinking about $875 for everything.

    Tree removal: $450 (unless you think I dont need a machine)
    Sod: $200
    Spread loam (4 yrd max) $225

    What do you guys think?
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Sounds good.

    I might try to push to be closer to 1000 in the estimate. Sometimes in these situation Murphy's law comes into play, and I would rather come in under my estimate than over.

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