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 > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Fall Clean-up


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-22-2011, 09:31 PM
Clays Landscape Clays Landscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Blackstone, Va
Posts: 114
Rep Power: 6
Clays Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default Fall Clean-up

How much should I charge for an acre lot that has 10-12 large oaks that had not been touched all year until I got to them today? There were thick enough my blower would not blow them much so a great deal of raking took place. I was there for 3 to 3.5 hours. The good thing is, there was not traveling, as it was my next door neighbor.
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 11-24-2011, 08:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Do you think this property hadn't had a fall cleanup in a few years? Was there a lot of leaf build up from previous seasons or do you think this was only from this year?

3 - 4 hours, maybe $150 to $200?

Also, how are you planning on getting rid of them? Do you have to dump them where there is a dump fee?
__________________
- 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 11-25-2011, 07:51 AM
Clays Landscape Clays Landscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Blackstone, Va
Posts: 114
Rep Power: 6
Clays Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you think this property hadn't had a fall cleanup in a few years? Was there a lot of leaf build up from previous seasons or do you think this was only from this year?

3 - 4 hours, maybe $150 to $200?

Also, how are you planning on getting rid of them? Do you have to dump them where there is a dump fee?
Thanks for the response Steve. The property has been cut all year but once the leaves fell, they stopped cutting. I raked all the beds out and then in the yard, I used my ZMaster with turbo bagging system. I just had to make A LOT of trips to the road.

The town here actually picks up all leaves, sticks, debris. NO CHARGE!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

In the past we have seen on here some members charge a multiple of their mowing price for their leaf cleanups.

I think 3 x mowing price stands out?

I don't know how that would work out for this property.

How long does it normally take to mow that property?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:39 PM
Clays Landscape Clays Landscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Blackstone, Va
Posts: 114
Rep Power: 6
Clays Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
In the past we have seen on here some members charge a multiple of their mowing price for their leaf cleanups.

I think 3 x mowing price stands out?

I don't know how that would work out for this property.

How long does it normally take to mow that property?
I do not typically cut the lawn but I were to, it would take about 45 minutes(trimming/blowing included).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2011, 09:22 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is very interesting to note as is the amount of trees on the property.

Knowing all this will help you when you are bidding future leaf clean up jobs.
__________________
- 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
Fall clean up Minnesota ringahding1 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11 11-09-2011 01:32 PM
Fall Clean Up Video Upscale2 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 11-08-2010 06:17 PM
Just some Pics from Fall Clean Ups majoe7 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 12-15-2009 02:17 AM
fall clean up help! polarisrider4life Community Assistance 21 11-30-2009 03:30 PM
How do you price Fall Clean-Ups? pmblair General Talk 10 10-17-2007 07:52 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
Today 11:36 AM
by joshp
17 2,830
fert/lawn programs
joshp
Today 10:43 AM
Today 10:43 AM
by joshp
0 53
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Today 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 669
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Today 10:20 AM
by joshp
7 464
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,822
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,155
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,916
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,106
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 475
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 447
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 429
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 424
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 422
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 719
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 420
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 686
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 429
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 548
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 683
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,658
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,822
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,292
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 594
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 692
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,799
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,945
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.

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