pricing flower bed job

curbow29

LawnSite Member
Location
crosby tx
quoting my first flower bed job of the season. have been so busy with mowing and sod install that I haven't had time. growing my company so I want to offer all services.
customer has all supplies (mulch and weed barrier)
job would be: pull weeds, haul off all old mulch and weeds, lay down new weed barrier, lay down new mulch.
what would you guys charge? I'm competing with a few companies and I'm wanting to profit money but also beat the competition. this job is going to be done to promote bed cleaning for future jobs

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MattCurbAppeal

LawnSite Member
Location
Oklahoma
quoting my first flower bed job of the season. have been so busy with mowing and sod install that I haven't had time. growing my company so I want to offer all services.
customer has all supplies (mulch and weed barrier)
job would be: pull weeds, haul off all old mulch and weeds, lay down new weed barrier, lay down new mulch.
what would you guys charge? I'm competing with a few companies and I'm wanting to profit money but also beat the competition. this job is going to be done to promote bed cleaning for future jobs

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Personally, I don't pull weeds. I have trimmers and poison for that, and it is hard to guess how many hours it will take. However, judging by the size of that flower bed I would charge for 3 hours of work by myself.
 

FitzRightYardServices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Nebraska
Weed barrier fabric is the biggest waste of time and a pita not worth putting that down
I bill hourly on those small beds.
I always put fown barrier only if asked to. I do not see the point in it at all....most folks do not want to spray to kill weeds around here.

Do you just throw down mulch or do you pre-treat?
 

Cut n Strut

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Midwest
quoting my first flower bed job of the season. have been so busy with mowing and sod install that I haven't had time. growing my company so I want to offer all services.
customer has all supplies (mulch and weed barrier)
job would be: pull weeds, haul off all old mulch and weeds, lay down new weed barrier, lay down new mulch.
what would you guys charge? I'm competing with a few companies and I'm wanting to profit money but also beat the competition. this job is going to be done to promote bed cleaning for future jobs

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Weed barrier under mulch = :nono:

Waste of time, waste of $ and screams busch league.

Forget the weed barrier, trim and spray any/all unwanted growth and install fresh mulch. 1-2 hrs labor + debris removal charge. Easy peasy.

100% of the time when I reno a flower bed, I end up removing the old weed barrier in a zillion pieces. Keep that in mind for your bid.

Sell them a flower bed maintenance package while your at it.
 

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