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Old 02-14-2019, 12:15 AM
 
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I'm having the front and backyard worked on. The bid is $1440 and here is what the vendor submitted


Nursery run x 2 $150


Front

Plants $350
Rock $60
Muich $80



Containers for rear


Pots x 2 $75
Soil $30
Plants $100

Labor $600

Total $1440

Does this price sound fair?

Or am I being overcharged?

The photos will give you an idea of the size and current condition of the landscape.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Was that your only bid? I would get at least 3. I can't imagine $450 worth of plants fitting in those spaces unless they are buying rare exotics. A lot of the cost depends on location, too, and yours is not given. Around here, I wouldn't expect to have anyone do any landscape work for less than $1,000.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Was that your only bid? I would get at least 3. I can't imagine $450 worth of plants fitting in those spaces unless they are buying rare exotics. A lot of the cost depends on location, too, and yours is not given. Around here, I wouldn't expect to have anyone do any landscape work for less than $1,000.
Yeah, I'm in San Francisco which is the most expensive U.S. city right now. I had another bid to simply sod the front lawn and the cost was $1500.

I went to a nursery this morning and asked of the prices seemed in line with the going rate. It seems they are so I will go with this landscaper and the $1440.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:49 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I’d love to see “after” pics.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Looks like you made a decision, but, what are they supposed to be doing to the rear? looks like there are a bunch of 12"x12"(?) patio stones down. Are those staying? cleaning up? resetting them? etc. If they are cleaning all that up and resetting the stones then the total price doesn't seem bad.

Agree though, post some after pics
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I’d love to see “after” pics.
As would I.

The bid seems fair to me for the area.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The little grass area and a couple of potted plants? That sounds a little high.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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When you listed out the materials I thought you were going to end up with a pretty sparse yard for that and should spend more, but then I saw the pictures of the yard. That is a TEENY spot to have to spend that much. Of course, I'm not in SF and I'd do it myself, so you should go with it if you're comfortable that you're getting what you want.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I would do it myself. They are tiny yard. Why pay when you can get them done in less than $200. Actually, if I live nearby, I would do it for free. I just pulled out my neighbors weeds recently. It’s an eyesore , and since he bought his property he hasn’t lived there.

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Old 02-21-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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My initial thought was that it was on the very high end of reasonable, but with the location being San Francisco, I think it's probably a very fair price.
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