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.

Simple cut grass price.


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 05-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Emar Emar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 4
Emar is on a distinguished road
Default Simple cut grass price.

Hello, I need a price for this size garden for a cut, trim and blow. I figured it would take me about 40mnts with a good size ride on lawn mover. But I dont have one so it will be like 1 hour. But I have to charge if I had a big one because next guy might have a big lawn mover.
What would be the cost for this simple cut? Thank you.



Attached Images
File Type: jpg lawn3.jpg (214.7 KB, 8 views)
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 05-02-2011, 09:43 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
take your hourly rate and multiply it by how many hours it will take you to do the job .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-02-2011, 09:47 AM
shadrach's Avatar
shadrach shadrach is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 256
Rep Power: 5
shadrach is on a distinguished road
Default

How wide of a gate to get in backyard?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Emar Emar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 4
Emar is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadrach View Post
How wide of a gate to get in backyard?
Wow I just realized that it's a regular size door so any machine that is 40" or will not fit.
So its regular size fence door.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Emar Emar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 4
Emar is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
take your hourly rate and multiply it by how many hours it will take you to do the job .
I can't take my hourly rate because I have to keep my prices with other companies. But I'd say that I would charge $CAD150.00 per month x 4 services.
Its all straight lines no hills or major turn and no trees.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2011, 12:15 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

I dont get it ,pricing a job on others prices doesnt make sense ,its your business ,you set the rates to compete with others,and earn a living for yourself ,if you find your rate is uncompetitive in your marketplace ,you need to adjust accordingly or close up shop .
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Emar Emar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 4
Emar is on a distinguished road
Default competitive price

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
I dont get it ,pricing a job on others prices doesnt make sense ,its your business ,you set the rates to compete with others,and earn a living for yourself ,if you find your rate is uncompetitive in your marketplace ,you need to adjust accordingly or close up shop .
I'm not pricing a job on other prices but I need to stay on competitive, I have no idea what others will charge I can only calculate the price as much as I can, and then ask for reassurance on this site.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-04-2011, 08:45 AM
Fisher Fisher is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: White Bluff, TN
Posts: 156
Rep Power: 4
Fisher is on a distinguished road
Default

I think about the same way you do Emar. Some projects in the past I have bid on assuming I had the proper equipment even if I didn't, or based on how much time I'm saving the homeowner if they tackled the job themselves. Why, because the average landscaping company that would bid that job would have it and the customer doesn't want to pay more just because I'm under equipped. This is also the reason I believe that the national hourly rate average is low. Would you pay some one much more for putting in an irrigation system because they chose to work with a trenching shovel instead of using a trencher? Bed edging is another time consuming task when done by hand, and when done by machine of course much quicker and much more profit even if done cheaper.

On the other hand I bid some projects with a worse case scenario figured in there. I happen to have 61" z mower's and two walk behinds the smallest of which is 36". I usually will assume that the small walk behind won't fit when there's no double gate to get the Z through. Myself on this yard (w/o the fence) I would be at about $35 per service (my minimum/ and being competitive in my area) , but throwing that extra weed eating in around the fence and assuming push mowing the back would drive me up at least $10 more.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-04-2011, 09:15 AM
Emar Emar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 4
Emar is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
I think about the same way you do Emar. Some projects in the past I have bid on assuming I had the proper equipment even if I didn't, or based on how much time I'm saving the homeowner if they tackled the job themselves. Why, because the average landscaping company that would bid that job would have it and the customer doesn't want to pay more just because I'm under equipped. This is also the reason I believe that the national hourly rate average is low. Would you pay some one much more for putting in an irrigation system because they chose to work with a trenching shovel instead of using a trencher? Bed edging is another time consuming task when done by hand, and when done by machine of course much quicker and much more profit even if done cheaper.

On the other hand I bid some projects with a worse case scenario figured in there. I happen to have 61" z mower's and two walk behinds the smallest of which is 36". I usually will assume that the small walk behind won't fit when there's no double gate to get the Z through. Myself on this yard (w/o the fence) I would be at about $35 per service (my minimum/ and being competitive in my area) , but throwing that extra weed eating in around the fence and assuming push mowing the back would drive me up at least $10 more.
Thanks Fisher for you realistic response, you do understand that you will not charge the homeowner for lack of big equipment. Also what do you mean "throwing that extra weed eating in around the fence "?
I offered the customer 150. Per month since I still fresh in the business so that price I think is good for me. I have self push lawn mower so with trip and blow it would take me like 1 hour 10mnts. I just wanted to know if what I offered was good or reasonable.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-04-2011, 04:01 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I was thinking the $35-$40 range, but that's just me looking at a photo. Also different areas will be priced differently.

It may take an hour the first time, but I'll bet you can do that in less the next time - even with a push mower. (what I use)
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
simple ad lawn mowering Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 8 03-24-2010 07:49 PM
Simple estimating Aaron M Community Assistance 2 01-06-2010 09:35 AM
Need help with simple contract EatingEmoKids Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 05-01-2008 07:40 AM
Simple beginnings to big business Steve General Business Discussions 0 06-21-2007 02:01 PM
custom vs. simple Gopher Tech Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 0 06-30-2003 11:08 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
Today 10:29 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 290
Gopher software
Chaz
Today 09:49 AM
Today 09:49 AM
by Chaz
0 6
Employee wont return...
Prolawnofchatt
06-13-2014 03:12 PM
Yesterday 09:59 PM
by WesleySnips
5 560
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 09:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
87 4,916
Buy a good company at a...
Steve
03-12-2011 06:38 AM
Yesterday 08:22 PM
by WesleySnips
1 1,680
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
Yesterday 07:14 PM
by SGL1
23 321
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Yesterday 06:13 PM
by WesleySnips
0 41
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
07-25-2014 05:28 PM
Yesterday 05:58 PM
by WesleySnips
5 217
trimming back shrubs
WesleySnips
Yesterday 06:14 AM
Yesterday 01:08 PM
by WesleySnips
3 86
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
Yesterday 12:41 PM
by Steve
2 90
Need input on a bid
phlawncare
07-28-2014 08:51 PM
Yesterday 05:08 AM
by kslawn
7 221
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:17 AM
07-30-2014 01:03 PM
by Steve
5 223
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-30-2014 12:31 PM
by Steve
17 761
Formulas Used
BaileynSamsMum
07-29-2014 06:40 AM
07-30-2014 12:19 PM
by Steve
3 162
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
07-30-2014 06:29 AM
by kslawn
5 195
Will summer ever come
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-29-2014 08:27 AM
07-29-2014 08:29 PM
by SGL1
5 146
From Concord NC
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:34 PM
07-29-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
3 156
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
07-29-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 211
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
07-28-2014 07:39 AM
by SGL1
15 399
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-27-2014 10:14 PM
by WesleySnips
5 404
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
07-27-2014 08:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
7 240
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-26-2014 04:39 PM
by BLC7
7 390
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-25-2014 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 593
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
07-25-2014 08:50 AM
07-25-2014 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 151
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
07-25-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 283
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,378
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 469
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 304
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 992
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 279
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 339
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 400
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 284
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,527
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 312
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 221
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 365
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 732
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 597
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 376
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 721
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 271
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 259
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 830
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,152
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 889
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 801
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 322,419
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,833
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 544
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement apartment bid article marketing auger bid butterfly gardens charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call customers decorating escrow estimate exmark ferris first truck fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting how much to charge introduction john deere quik trac lawn lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf lighting managing a lawn care business marketing mow mulch new buisness new mower outdoor environments payment podcast property management company push versus ride redmax reo scag scripts seo snow starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl subcontractor theft toro trailer turfgrass consulting walker winter zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.

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