Help I need advise about estimate on this propert...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by The Cutting Edge, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I need help on giving an estimate on this property. I have never really done HIGH END properties like this before. The owners wants me to mow, trim, blow, and minor debris pick-up every week so I got a signed contract for that per month. Now the owners wants me to remove existing mulch, then re-mulch, major weed control and bed edging need to be done. All hedges need to be pruned or trimmed. I have posted pictures of the property to give you guys some kind of reference, note that there is a severe grade in the back yard that will be very difficult to muscle up about 8 cubic yards of mulch being removed from the beds in the rear of the house that will have to be done buy wheel barrel as well as going down the grade to put 8 yards back in it. I figured that in all there is about 19 cubic yards total with all the mulching. So there will be about 19 cubic yards of mulch removal as well maybe a little more with all the weeds and debris. There is already about 160,000 dollars done in landscaping already and the owner doesn't't care how much the cost is and said not to cut no corners. There is also about 60 shrubs ranging from 2-5 ft in diameter that need to be hedge trimmed or pruned. I would appreciate your guys time in checking out the pictures and giving me any help on what you total estimate would be. At the bottom is all the links to the pictures taken of the property, theres about twenty. Thanks in advance The Cutting Edge Landscaping and Lawn care.
  2. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    1st off this is a major job, this property has been overlooked for a while,charge accordingly. 2nd be sure you can handle something of this caliber,if you feel you can do it heres my suggestion. Try to talk them out of removing the old mulch,to much work really no purpose tell them the old mulch decomposes and turns into compost which is good for there plants. 20 yards of mulch 70 per yard 1400$ installed. All the clean-up would probably to me be another 1000$ min. If the insist on the removal add another 500$ min.

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