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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.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:33 PM
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I was invited to bid on this apartment complex, never bid on anything this large yet. *What do you all think would be the best way to estimate a large property, should I walk the perimeter with a contractors wheel, or should I estamate how long I think it will take me and figure out a per hour charge to come up with a flat monthly rate?

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519 Shasta Ave
Eagle Point, OR 97524

Services required:
Mow & Edge weekly (April - November) *as needed remaining months
Remove debris from lawn & Bark beds
Fertilize 4x per year
Aerate & Thatch lawns 1 time per year
Inspect irrigations systems weekly and repair as needed
Weed control in lawns and bark beds
Prune & Trim trees and shrubs as needed to look groomed at all times
fertilize shrubs and trees 1-2 times per year
Parking lot surfaces, walkways, and ramps (cracks and seams) free of weeds at all times
Blow down all surfaces to remove any debris from my maintenance work
Clean roofs, gutters, and down spouts 4x per year
Remove moss on roofs as needed
Blackberry bushes controlled as needed
Annual application of pre-emergence on lawn areas 1 time per year
Parking lot sweeping and debris removal Weekly, picking up cigarette butts and that sort of thing.

Basically a COMPLETE Landscape Maintenance Contract.

I couldn't get google earth to zoom in clear, STEVE might be able to help me out on this one.



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Old 02-07-2008, 09:39 PM
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Hey Andy, is this the property below:
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:42 PM
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this is what i found when i typed in the address you posted. I believe this is 321 shasta. Cant find anything with your address???
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:42 PM
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That doesn't look like it, the property in question would have probably 6-10 seperate building, with a playground by a large parking lot in the middle, towards the back.
try 519 S. Shasta Ave in Eagle Point, OR



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Old 02-07-2008, 09:51 PM
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How do you get those images anyway? Do you have to be a subscriber to google earth to get those better images or something?
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:52 PM
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Hmmm. Pictures wont get close enough. I do see that the lot size is 68,389 sq ft. Built in 1982. Complex itself is 20,891 sq ft.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:53 PM
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Yeah, its quite large, do you get any aerial view at all, or is there too many trees letting you see anything?
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:54 PM
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Not at all. Some addresses have the close ups like that and some dont. i always use www.zillow.com. When someone calls for an estimate I take their address and enter it here, tells me what their property is worth, corner lot, sometimes close ups, etc..... Hope this helps
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:15 PM
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Yeah, I can't find an image with good zoom quality. *OH well, I wish someone would invent the perfect formula for estimating, LOL, maybe I'll just have to create my own. *I guess my biggest fear is bidding too high and not getting the job, but then bidding too low and working way more hours per week than its worth.



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