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Need some opinions on how to estimate a spring clean up job.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fczaro, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. fczaro

    fczaro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 3

    Hi all! This is my second year in the lawn care business and I'm still trying to get the estimating/bidding for jobs down right. I usually screw myself and under bid and end up doing WAY too much work for what I charge. So I am hoping someone here could help me out on this particular job. The owners passed away and the house has been sitting empty for what looks like a few years so therefore there hasnt been a clean up let alone up keep for a very long time. If someone could PLEASE give me some ideas on what to estimate this job at i would be forever grateful! here are some pics.
    this place is a complete mess!
    Any suggestions??








  2. Whittaker's Lawn and Snow

    Whittaker's Lawn and Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I cant see the pictures on my phone, ill look lqtwr and reply
  3. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    What all do you have to do there?
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Need BIG images full of detail and a specific list of what needs to be done.
    But that's a good start.
  5. fczaro

    fczaro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 3

    I had to resize them bc they were too big and wouldn't upload. But will try again.

    Thanks for the reply.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  6. TheLugNutZ

    TheLugNutZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Use a site like imgur to host them.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  7. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Theres probably 16 yards worth of leaves to be picked up. I hope you have a leaf vac. Thats going to suck into a dump truck by hand. 4 man hours in leaves I bet.

    What does the estate want to spend to get it in sellable condition?
  8. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    I think 2 guys with blowers could knock that out in about half that time.
  9. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    2 guys with EBZ8500s still wouldnt clean up those stuck leaves. Even with 2 additional guys on 3baggers following them and dumping would still take 4hrs.
  10. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 44,458

    Depending on what you need to do there, I see anywhere from $500 to a couple thousand bucks to get it cleaned up. Don't have a good sense of what's there and how large the property is however.
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