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Need Advice on Sodding Contract

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Gulf Coast Gardens, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Gulf Coast Gardens

    Gulf Coast Gardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a cust. who asked me to draw up a contract for sodding his backyard & laying a rock border for his flower beds and 2 trees. I've never had to draw up a "contract" for a job--mostly people accept the estimate, pay half, we do the job and then they pay the rest. I don't currently have the funds to purchase template software & was wondering if anybody out there could tell me how to word this so it sounds proffesional. Any suggestions would be appreciated--thanks!
  2. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    state the area where the work will be performed.description of what will be done.what materials will be used.cost of work. Example: Backyard only,all existing lawn will be removed and areas will be prepared for installation of sod( also state if grade or soil need correcting).perimeters of all bedding areas will edged with a single course of fieldstone boulders at a height of no more than 10" in height.backfilling will be done as necessary. We will supply all necessary labor, materials and disposal to complete the above work. state gaurentee if any. Total cost$ Just a sample, basically describe what will be done, where,Types of materials and specs. and how much. Don't get into your techniques of doing the job, example- dont tell them your going to use this machine or wrake this or that. Jmo. I'm sure I forgot something but hope it helps.
  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    do a search, there are some good ones available at gopher also
  4. Gulf Coast Gardens

    Gulf Coast Gardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks so much for your help!

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