Pricing this Job Per Month (located in FL)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by True Harbor, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I took some pictures with a new cam but unforturneately I ran out of space and I didn't know it so all the pics I tried to take aren't there. I'll still post these for now though. The services they want are

    1. Mow/Edge/Line Trim/Blow
    2. Weeding/dressing of beds
    3. Pruning of Trees/Shrubs
    4. Fertilization

    Additional services when needed such as mulching, flower planting, etc.

    Side notes- The pic where the telephone poles are splitting the turf area is of importance because I only have to mow the side closest to the shrubs. The city takes care of the other side. There are five of those islands total along the front of the property all about the same size. I haven't posted pics before so hopefully this works out. Thanks for the help.





  2. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    This is the one where I only have to cut on the one side of telephone pole

  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Right next to clearwater airport huh? Tough to tell how large that is but you should atleast get 1200/month for all of that stuff.
  4. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I didn't measure it I probably should. I'm guessing around a thousand feet or so long. It has 5 of those islands in the front with an entrance road dividing them up if that helps at all. Also they'll be paying for the cost of fertilizer/materials with their own CC I'll just have to pick it up forgot to mention that.
  5. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Out of state people can help out to if you feel like it I was just stating prop is in Fl incase you guys were wondering. Thanks
  6. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    First of all, no G'damn way would I let a customer pay for the fertilizer...EVER. I don't want my customers knowing how much I pay for any of my materials. First they will say, oh, it only costs you $20 and you are charging me $250 yada yada yada. I would NOT let that happen.

    Oh and as for price, based on the size of the area to mow (pretty straight forward) and assuming you have a riding mower or a large WB, I would price that out at no more than $550 per month PLUS fertilizer.
  7. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I see your point about the fertilizer but the ops manager who I know is familar with the price of fertilizer etc. Hes a handyman with irrigation exp so it wont really matter. Now the president of the company might not have a clue but he does and hes the one I'll be dealing with. As far as being pretty straight forward to cut it is for those 5 islands which a large mower can be used. If you look at the first pics though you'll see only a 32" walk behind will be productive in a lot of the smaller islands. One more thing did you mean $550 only for the mowing? What about weeding/pruning etc? Thanks for the input.

    Lawnmaniac can you give me an example of how you would break down the services by price if you get a chance. If anyone wants to that would be helpful or just a total bid works too thanks.
  8. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I am around the $700 mark for the month, everything included.
  9. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    At least $1000.00/ month, thats alot of little areas that need to be trimmed and everything.
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    1800 month +

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