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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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I dont know how much the blower mulch people charge but he didnt leave enough room in the bid to hire anyone.

Mulch jobs over 10 yards we typically have a few guys and a kubota. It takes only a few hours this way. For 26 yards you need a small army or 4 guys and a small loader.

To give you a slight idea of what your getting into. Your going to have to fill up 180 wheelbarrows with mulch.
Man...180 wheelbarrows sums it up perfectly...hopefully you you plan it on a day that's 70 degrees and overcast...and hopefully your not one of those guys who rock the skinny jeans!!!!
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3/4 yard is a bucket full he said.

Well crap, I sorta sent an e-mail to my customer already. lol I used an online program to come up with this. :-/ I hope I didn't mess up. lol. I told her I wouldn't mark up the price just cause they are super big into the county I live and know alot of high people who they'd get me some nice jobs.

They want a french ditch installed. Hedges trimmed and mulch installed and a few plants removed/installed. She wanted to keep everything under 1000 bucks and wanted me to work for her per the hour. :-/ I sorta put my foot in my mouth by saying 20 dollars per hour.
Wow ! You should do the job and give her about $2000.00 because if you do that job that's what happening. I get mulch for $28 a yard. I charge $90 a yard. That gets it to their house and gets it spread out. I'm one of the cheapest guys around here.
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I dont know how much the blower mulch people charge but he didnt leave enough room in the bid to hire anyone.

Mulch jobs over 10 yards we typically have a few guys and a kubota. It takes only a few hours this way. For 26 yards you need a small army or 4 guys and a small loader.

To give you a slight idea of what your getting into. Your going to have to fill up 180 wheelbarrows with mulch.
lol. I've done 12 yards in one day by myself. Never again.
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lol. I've done 12 yards in one day by myself. Never again.
Yeah. 15 yards over 2 days here - plus manually edging the whole thing and a bunch of other little things. Ugh.
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i came up with 965 bucks, to install a french ditch, a small area under the garden, tearing everything up, replacing mulch (4 cubic yards), and trim like 15 hedges that are like 10-15 feet high. That's total after labor and everythinig. hopefully it isn't to much. I've studied deep into all the subjects at hand. I've done it for other companies for yards, just one of my own legit gig for my company. So, thanks for the support guys!
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I get mulch for $28 a yard. I charge $90 a yard...I'm one of the cheapest guys around here.
Damn! I do that for $75, so I'm only making about $50 per yard. But I'm picking it up and installing it. And I still have people think it's too high. When people think it's too much I just kindle walk away from the table. I've seen some of my regular customers tackle those jobs, but it takes them months to complete, because they realize it's hard work and they procrastinate about finishing.

And they are going to the box stores and buying the bark or mulch in bags. Just foolish.
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Well, I guess she thought I was to much cause she's not called me back since I delievered it to her... Oh well.
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Sometimes its for the best. I just gave a quote out for a lawn renovation...haven't heard back. I'm not worried about it and neither should you. Most of the time the cheapest guy wins the bid, but is making next to nothing off a job even worth it? Take the time you would have spent doing it and pound pavement for a while. I'm sure you can pick up a few extra customers here and there.
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