Lawn install bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Canon Landscaping, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I am bidding on a lawn install the property is about 44,000 sqft and it is all rock. I will bring in 200 yds of soil and grade and seed and straw. The front side on the house is a hill so the customer wants a french drain put in to carry the water away from the house.

    It take me about 3 days to complete I will be using a small dozer and skid steer with a harley rake and a straw blower.

    I bid $7,500 Does this sound about right????????
  2. Popper357

    Popper357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    How much profit are you making? Three days worth of work, how many hours? How much in materials?
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    personally, I'd bid it at $11995 and tell her if she wants it done with in X amount of days she will get a X amount of discount
  4. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I think you're doing a lot of work for $7500. I'd be closer to Mark's figure.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    sounds way too cheap to me.

    dozer should be $1500.00/day
    topsoil will be $175.00 per load.( 12-15 yards) so you'll need 15 or so trucks.

    it will take a few days to bring that much in. and you will need the dozer for the whole time.

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