More Pricing help

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Cuttingedge2k3NY, May 4, 2003.

  1. Cuttingedge2k3NY

    Cuttingedge2k3NY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    i am in my 1st season and do not want to be a lowballer, a couple days ago i bid on my 1st job the ladies first words were i don't want to do anything myself she wanted me to weed all flower beds (about 300-350 sq ft. weekly),mow about 3/4 acre of lawn with sprinkler heads,edge (about 250 ft),trim hedges small amount 4 or 5 bushes as well as blowing off drivway,walks,deck (10 ft off the ground) not my clippings)i quoted 175 for initial, due to minor raking and leaf removal and 110 weekly due to fact that all above service were to be performed on a weekly bassis.(mowing 70,trim,edge,blow 25 and any weeding and asthetic pruning 15) was i way off on this one or what?i'm just learning this part (bidding) so any and all help is appreciacted Thanks !!

    Cutting Edge Landscaping and Paving
  2. Jimmy348

    Jimmy348 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I'm new to this also so go easy on me. 1 st question is did she accept your proposal. 2 nd is did she tell you what she paid the last lco. I keep getting the old "come back in two weeks and cut it real low". This is getting real old real quick.
  3. bscill

    bscill LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 94

    Sounds fine, but I would charge $150 for it. How much time will it take you?
  4. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    U got to be kidding that lady would be insane to accept that price.
    Number one how to plan on weeding pruning ect... on a weekly basis
    Secondly ur pretty high for the grass

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