Estimating fall work ??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by magardener, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. magardener

    magardener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    What is the best way to figure price for verti-cutting a yard ?? Power raking ?? Weed/feed or seeding ???

    Area vs. Time...... Little of both ? Average per sq.ft. $ for each in KC ??

    Thanks !!
  2. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Multiply YOUR hourly rate by the amount of time you think it will take to be completed. Bang - your estimate. Then mabey next year or something you could figure a price per square foot and do it like that. Many ways of pricing it.
  3. magardener

    magardener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm seeing 10 to 15 dollars per 1k sq.ft. in other forums for this area. I think I'll go with that.
  4. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Do you get lots of flowerbed cleaning/adding muclh jobs during the winter?
  5. racer56

    racer56 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 285

    Verticut, seed and fert. The best way is to price per square foot. .06 per square foot is the going rate in your area or at least was 6 years ago.
  6. magardener

    magardener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Yeah I do. Along with perennials-planting/cutting back, thinning etc. I got into mowing cuz the gardening work really slows down in summer months.

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