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.

3500 sq ft new lawn


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 06-28-2010, 08:02 PM
NewLeafca's Avatar
NewLeafca NewLeafca is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 105
Rep Power: 7
NewLeafca is on a distinguished road
Default 3500 sq ft new lawn

I am currently working on a bid for a client. He has 3500 sq ft that he wants seeded. The old grass is completely dead and gone. Nothing there but hard desert dirt. Will need to be tilled and am thinking 4-6" of top soil plus another 1" over seeds.

I don't have any attachments for riding mower so will have to do it all by hand. I am thinking with the ground it will take all day about 8-9 hrs work. Just wanted to get some opinions on what you would charge to see how close I am on my bidding.
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 06-28-2010, 10:11 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 7
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
rent a rototiller cheap 3 hr rental zip right thru it. Did my front yard earlier this year in about an hr, 2000 sq ft. just figured i would through it out there
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-28-2010, 10:26 PM
NewLeafca's Avatar
NewLeafca NewLeafca is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 105
Rep Power: 7
NewLeafca is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainViewGreenskeeper View Post
rent a rototiller cheap 3 hr rental zip right thru it. Did my front yard earlier this year in about an hr, 2000 sq ft. just figured i would through it out there
I got a rototiller that I will be using. When I said by hand that was what I meant I would be walking behind instead of riding on tractor. So maybe I can do it in half the time then. What was the ground like. This is pretty hard compacted ground but my tiller is pretty decent and cutting through stuff.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewLeafca View Post
Will need to be tilled and am thinking 4-6" of top soil plus another 1" over seeds.
Sorry been a long day this is not at all what I was going to do. I am going to lay down 2" of topsoil and mix it in about 4" deep with other soil. Also only going to put 1/4" of soil over seeds. Guess I should of checked my post before hitting submit button.

Last edited by NewLeafca; 06-28-2010 at 10:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-28-2010, 11:23 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 7
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewLeafca View Post
I got a rototiller that I will be using. When I said by hand that was what I meant I would be walking behind instead of riding on tractor. So maybe I can do it in half the time then. What was the ground like. This is pretty hard compacted ground but my tiller is pretty decent and cutting through stuff.



Sorry been a long day this is not at all what I was going to do. I am going to lay down 2" of topsoil and mix it in about 4" deep with other soil. Also only going to put 1/4" of soil over seeds. Guess I should of checked my post before hitting submit button.
I didnt add the top soil like you are but good old Arizona dry hard compact mostly clay soil. Rented the biggest tiller they had to get some weight over the tiller. Still beat the crap out of me but zipped right though it. Kept thinking go faster need to get it back before the 3 hrs are up. Done in an hr total rental time was 2 hrs. Greenest yard on the street now and doesnt need near as much water now .

Anyways went down about 4-6in even had time to re do a few areas that were much harder then others. If you worried about how hard it is try to soak it the day before to get some moisture in there but not muddy.
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-28-2010, 11:51 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Improve it

Add Aerify and Nature's Magic and have a showplace for future customers!
http:/www.natureslawn.com

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-29-2010, 01:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,011
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am thinking with the ground it will take all day about 8-9 hrs work.
How long did this job take in total compared to what you initially thought it was going to take?

Would you have done anything differently if you could redo it?
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Today 08:57 AM
by Steve
2 606
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-27-2016 08:02 PM
by Steve
25 6,052
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 35
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 275
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 67
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 676
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
07-26-2016 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,774
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 60
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 57
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 589
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,521
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,507
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 134
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 152
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 89
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 124
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 148
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 257
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 786
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 297
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 318
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 241
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,806
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,329
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,582
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 286
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,310
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 405
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 911
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,727
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,989
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.

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