Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Installing River Rock!


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-27-2012, 10:55 PM
HAMPTON ROADS LAWN CARE HAMPTON ROADS LAWN CARE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 78
Rep Power: 4
HAMPTON ROADS LAWN CARE is on a distinguished road
Default Installing River Rock!

I have a few questions for my fellow lco's here!!!


I bid a job to install #3 river rock for a family last week and they come back and want me to go ahead with the job.

First question I bid $75 a yard to install plus the rock what do you guys normally charge?

Second do you think the mulch calculator on here set to 1" will suffice for the rock vice the mulch?

Third when we lay the rock will it spread as easy as mulch as this will be my first rock job.

Thanks in advance!!!
__________________
LICENSED AND INSURED

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-30-2012, 08:32 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,017
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Second do you think the mulch calculator on here set to 1" will suffice for the rock vice the mulch?
That's a great question. I bet it would be pretty close, but I'd like to hear your view on it once you install it.

Quote:
Third when we lay the rock will it spread as easy as mulch as this will be my first rock job.
It's going to be heavier and a little tougher to move because of it.

Let us know how this job goes and take some pictures. I'd love to hear your view on this job afterwards.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2012, 05:06 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 6
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

Here 1 yard of mulch is 20 bucks, it covers a 10 x 10 square 4 inches thick. ! yard of rock costs 95 and covers the same aquare footage 2 inches thick. I charge 75 per yard for mulch and 175 a yard for rock. It's heavy, hard to move, hard to spread. BTW a yard of rock weighs about 2200 lbs. Mulch about 600 lbs
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2012, 10:19 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevef1201 View Post
Here 1 yard of mulch is 20 bucks, it covers a 10 x 10 square 4 inches thick. ! yard of rock costs 95 and covers the same aquare footage 2 inches thick. I charge 75 per yard for mulch and 175 a yard for rock. It's heavy, hard to move, hard to spread. BTW a yard of rock weighs about 2200 lbs. Mulch about 600 lbs
Best answer! Charge out the ***. River Rock is tough to move and spread like he said! Theyre your family yeah but 1/3 way through your gonna be punching yourself! I just finished a river rock job yesterday , 460ft of vinyl fence 6" off each side. Although it paid well, IT SUCKED!!! I think I made my mind up not to take on those rock jobs anymore, and If I do, Ill Charge an obsured amount and theyd be stupid to accept. Best Of Luck!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

And dont dump on grass! hard surfaces only!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-01-2012, 01:06 AM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Here are a bunch of mowing estimate calculators etc. Hope it helps.


http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...3299#post43299
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-01-2012, 05:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,017
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Keep us posted on how this job turns out and the lessons you learned from it. Also, take pictures!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First River Rock Job 21.5 Cubic Yards justin9978f Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 04-02-2012 05:01 PM
Installing tornado shelters? Steve Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 2 09-21-2011 08:10 PM
Shoal River Property Services ShoalRiverPS Introduce Yourself 1 09-19-2011 11:19 PM
Windows NT Error when installing? Steve Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 0 05-09-2005 01:55 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
03-04-2015 06:04 PM
Today 11:41 AM
by Just for Cuts
10 133
Distant measuring wheel
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 01:34 PM
Today 07:51 AM
by apmAkron
5 77
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
03-04-2015 07:49 PM
Today 02:35 AM
by Pattersonllc
5 123
How do you ask tie your...
CurbAppeal1
Today 02:16 AM
Today 02:26 AM
by CurbAppeal1
1 28
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-04-2015 08:19 PM
Today 12:25 AM
by CurbAppeal1
8 156
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by Chilehead
9 880
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 07:47 PM
Yesterday 07:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 89
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Yesterday 07:07 PM
by SGL1
22 636
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 03:47 PM
by Trupro
20 435
Employee Training...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:46 AM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by Trupro
2 44
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 03:33 PM
by Steve
4 152
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Yesterday 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 88
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
Yesterday 01:57 PM
by jhinton
12 5,299
Looking for royalty free...
Trupro
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Yesterday 01:48 PM
by Trupro
3 62
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Yesterday 10:48 AM
by Trupro
9 210
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
03-04-2015 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,797
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,028
hoa bid
Bradcook21
03-04-2015 07:12 AM
03-04-2015 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 101
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
03-04-2015 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 926
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
03-04-2015 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 191
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
03-04-2015 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 70
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
03-04-2015 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,623
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 174
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 65
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 132
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,574
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 240
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 140
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 192
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,074
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 710
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 841
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 172
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 319
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 397
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 691
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 157
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 625
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 715
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 665
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,923
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,836
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 576
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 178
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 172
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 204
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,864
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 309
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 294
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,943
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental facebook ferris first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic introduction landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky tractor auger trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website winterization won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy