Let's check bidding prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 65hoss, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Let's see what the different people would bid. Might be interesting seeing the different areas of the country.

    These numbers I measured off yesterday: Total numbers
    Grass: 67,021 sf
    Trim and edge: 4088 linear ft
    Trim: 1363 linear ft
    Edge: 2725 linear ft

    Of the grass area, 3 of them are islands.
    Island 1: 5452 sf
    Island 2: 5076 sf
    Island 3: 6678 sf

    Remaining area is wide open space. Level of difficulty is 3. This is just cutting only. Cut 3 times per month. Bermuda grass, and its all flat areas.

    Lets see where everyone will be at. Please no arguments, maybe we can make this one an education tool for all of us. Also, I do know the current price being paid on this job. In the end I'll let everyone know.


    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    Great thread Hoss!!! Especially the part about no arguing. Assuming one can access the islands with a walk-behind, I would price mowing and weedeating @ $350/cut. I don't do any edging so edging is not included in this guesstimate.

  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    All parts of the property can be accessed by any mower. Size or type is of no concern.
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    of the three island areas, what machine woud be designated for them? are they rideable, or are they needed to be mowed with a walk behind, or even possibly trim mower?

    will edging be weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed?

    how much blowing of walks, and or driveways are there? i dont necessarily need a square footage, just an idea how long it may take to blow off these areas.

    will non-selective herbicides be used for walks and driveways?

    without that information, i could only be guessing at a price.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Any mower will fit anywhere on this property.

    Cut 3 times a month, everything always done. Mow, edge, trim and blow.

    No herbicides of any type.

    Blowing time will be about 20 minutes tops.

    Level is 3 on 1 to 10 scale.
  6. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    No lower than $350 per month.
  7. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    thanks for the updated info! given that, i would take a ballpark guesstimate at around $250-275 a cut.

    i dont like the idea of only cutting 3 times a month though. would rather cut on a weekly basis. but, whatever floats their boat i guess.
  8. Hookset

    Hookset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Good post, with my limited experence in priceing commercial I would bid either $350.00 or $420.00 per month. I don't really understand the difficulty factor of what would make it a 1.5 or a 3.
  9. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    $270 per month
  10. Lawnwizard

    Lawnwizard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    $385 per month:blob3:

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