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Old 06-27-2011, 12:01 PM
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How long are you thinking it's going to take you to mow per visit?
Based on the online calculator it is going to take me 80 minutes to mow (which seems really fast to me).

Also how much line trimming will you have to do?
There isn't any line trimming other then edging. Which I estimate to take 60 min. I plan on doing that every other week.

What are you planning on using to keep this grass trimmed and how long are you estimating it would take?
I only have a 21-inch Toro right now. I don't have any HUGE mowers. But also, this place has a lot of spots that would not be assessable with a large mower.

So far it looks like I would spend 140 min there just mowing and edging. It is going to take an average of $20 a month of fertilizer, with an application time of around 15 min per month (just averaging out the time monthly instead of every 3 months.)

Also, it could take 30 min to walk around and spray the weeds, I don't really know.

I also have no idea how long it might take me to blow off the parking lot, walkways, and sidewalks.

It could be around 4.5 hours for me to maintain this place, and that isn't even starting to count the trimming of the bushes. Based on how much I charge, which is only $35/hour. I would be making $8,500 per year. Granted, making $700 a month is nice, it is only $10 per door.

I have several properties like this one, I would say that you are on the right tract with a per door charge. In my case $19 is cheap.
So I am way under bid here. I need some help here. Or just turn down this kind of work until I am a bigger company?
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