I Was Wrong Today..? - Landscaping & Lawn Care - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

I was wrong today..?

is my first time in this forum and I want to explain the mistake I made ... I lay mulch 650 square feet I charge only 180.00 for just labor , 5 hours dont stop and I think the price was wrong please let me know if I have to be happy or I have to be sad all weekend.


carloswg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 886
Rewards Points: 500

I was wrong today..?

Hmmmm. $36 per hour or .28 per SF..... how do you feel? how does your client feel?

Did you do a great job? clean-up after yourself? Your not cheap...but the question is does your client feel they received fair value for their cash?


Big Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
Don't know it all, yet!
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
Posts: 910
Rewards Points: 500

I was wrong today..?

Just asking but was this around trees/shrubs, flowers, on a bank, etc? Pine straw, bark? If it was pine straw, did you roll and tuck the edges, push it under the plants but not on the trunk? How many plants did you mulch around? Ten trees with single trunks, thirty shrubs? What I'm getting at is how hard was this? For the same square foot area, I've done jobs that were easy, some were harder if you did it right.

Pine straw ballpark:
Nine square feet per bale. Seventy +/- bales Two dollars labor per bale. $140 +/-.

I don't see what you're crying about but I agree with Bob's theory. A good deal is something both parties are happy about.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If you wouldn't put your name on it, it ain't done right!
downunder is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Compressor - Wrong Charge? shayneb HVAC 4 08-23-2008 08:13 AM
Replacing wrong color grout - 900 SF of tile Lonidier Flooring 5 07-17-2008 04:50 PM
Whats right and wrong? eric s General DIY Discussions 19 05-09-2007 08:03 PM
Bought tools today, good or bad deal? Mr. Michael Tools 3 02-13-2007 12:39 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts