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Full service vs mow and go for noobie

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Scagget123, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Scagget123

    Scagget123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    IMG_20190201_160340401-2.jpg IMG_20190201_160340401-2.jpg IMG_20190201_160340401-2.jpg I'm in Winter garden Florida. I got a couple mow and go yards. I just got to do an estimate on a house that wants full service. Should I tackle this or wait t till I'm more established. I'm new to the game, I have nursery background and this potential client knows her stuff. How should estimate the trimming, pruning, and weeds. They don't like round up. Here's a few pics.
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    Scagget123

    Scagget123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    First time creating a new thread so some of the pics are the same.
     
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    Scagget123

    Scagget123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I have a 36.in walk behind scag advantage
    Echo edger
    Tanaka weed eater
    Echo blower
    And hand tools
    I also work out of a pick up truck, no trailer yet
     
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  4. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 4,441

    Are you able to complete the work and have it look well maintained? If you can handle the work and this is something you want to do go for it. If you want to stay mow and blow pass and find some more mow only work.
     
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    Scagget123

    Scagget123 LawnSite Member
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    That's the way I feel. These people have weird looks on their faces when you pull a small mower out the back of a truck, as opposed to a covered trailer and and zero turns
     
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    Scagget123

    Scagget123 LawnSite Member
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    I said 50$ a cut not including the hedge trimming and yard work. That's what I'm trying to figure out
     
  7. Steve

    Steve LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NE FL
    Messages: 1,617

    how many cuts per year are you doing? Here in north fl its about 41 which puts you at $170 month. That yard with hedges will be a lot more! All you have to do with that is keep it maintained. Bid on it. Who cares how they look at you, that will be natural. It's the end results that will make them happy or toss you. Go get it, keep us posted
     
  8. Steve

    Steve LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NE FL
    Messages: 1,617

    Oh and by the way, when I started I was pulling a small trailer with a riding mower with a nissan sentra and this lady had a pretty nice yard and she loved the work I did.
     
  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 16,658

    this looks like a full service customer to me

    imo you need to approach this differently then just mowing and look at the whole place

    they would benefit from a knowledgable person and probably should be weekly visit for pruning and weeding
     
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  10. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 16,658

    also what are there current complaints?
    what issues do you see?
     
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