Help with a Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I need a little help here guy's. This will be my FIRST job of this kind. I did it to my lawn, but I'm not sure what to charge a customer.

    Aerate,de-thatch,and overseed a 8100sq.ft. lawn. I know others on here have lost money by underbidding. I don't want to gauge the customer, on the other hand I don't want to take a loss on the job either.

    Thanks for your help on this.

  2. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    I gennerally charge by the k.
    I get 28.00 per k Seed areate an fert.hope this helps .
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    The wealthy would charge for this according to national averages as follows:

    Aeration ($15/m sf):$121.50
    Power Raking -one direction incl. debris removal ($35/m sf):$283.50
    Power Raking -two directions incl. debris removal ($45/m sf):$364.50
    Over Seeding -incl. seed/fert/lime/aeration($72/m sf):$583.20

    If you want to be a scrub like me own your own equipment and charge a sesnsible figure then you could charge the client as follows:
    POWER RAKING:$145.00
    OVER SEEDING:$192.00

    Good Luck this season!


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