all of my accounts are on level billing. Once per month November, December, January, and February. Lets say a break down of normal cut is $75, winter service will be at least $120, depending on how many trees and if leaves have to be removed etc; I also include pruning as needed, weed control/fert, and core aeration to all properties. I total up all planned services and divide by 12. If you aren't comfortable with your leaf estimate skills, then you can say 'leaf clean up is based on ___ per hr, and I think we'll have around ____ hr each month'---you'll probably never get a commercial account leaving things open ended though...people like to know a fixed budget when going into agreement.
Landscape management, design, and installation
Horticulturalist with Specialization in Landscape Management
25 years old 7 years in business ownership