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Old 01-31-2013, 07:13 PM
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post a picture of your mowing fleet please.
Ill snap a pic of the mowers 2morrow while im out cutting. I have a 48" walker GHS, 32" Ferris w/b, 46" Exmark lazer z(currently sitting in my garage with a blown motor) and i still have my 1st ztr 38" New Holland MZ14. Plus a toro and a snapper push mower.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:28 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:20 PM
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Hey Krayz, what's your rate per hour for landscaping? Or do you charge by the hour?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:49 PM
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Hey Krayz, what's your rate per hour for landscaping? Or do you charge by the hour?
I usually price landscape work by job.
For example: landscape cleanup
Weeding of beds, trimming of shrubs, re-edging of bed, app of pre-m, mulch.

I always over price by a lil for those just in case situations.
Labor: depends on how physical intensive $60-$125hr
Materials: product + 15%-20% markup.

For mowing i used to go by the while $1/min. But i realized i was leaving alot of money on the table. Ive raised my mowing minimum to $45/cut for this season.

So far this week i was atleast $200 higher on two landscape cleanup bids three other companies, but i got both jobs due to the quality of my other work and one lady liked my personality. She said i straight forward and didnt try to BS her.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:52 PM
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Ill snap a pic of the mowers 2morrow while im out cutting. I have a 48" walker GHS, 32" Ferris w/b, 46" Exmark lazer z(currently sitting in my garage with a blown motor) and i still have my 1st ztr 38" New Holland MZ14. Plus a toro and a snapper push mower.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:54 PM
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You must be your mother favorite son
I learned most of my basic gardening knowledge from my mom. She always had the best looking flowers beds on the block when we were younger. She always taught me to take risk and i listened to her. Now i have a very nicely growing landscape company.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:55 PM
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I usually price landscape work by job.
For example: landscape cleanup
Weeding of beds, trimming of shrubs, re-edging of bed, app of pre-m, mulch.

I always over price by a lil for those just in case situations.
Labor: depends on how physical intensive $60-$125hr
Materials: product + 15%-20% markup.

For mowing i used to go by the while $1/min. But i realized i was leaving alot of money on the table. Ive raised my mowing minimum to $45/cut for this season.

So far this week i was atleast $200 higher on two landscape cleanup bids three other companies, but i got both jobs due to the quality of my other work and one lady liked my personality. She said i straight forward and didnt try to BS her.
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Okay, I was charging a little less per hour. I'm doing a bid now for a customer now. So is the $60-$125 per man hour or that's just straight by the hour?
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SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:27 PM
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What mpg s are you getting out of that dodge?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:51 PM
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Okay, I was charging a little less per hour. I'm doing a bid now for a customer now. So is the $60-$125 per man hour or that's just straight by the hour?
Straight by the hour. You need to invest some of your time into cleaning up your accounting books
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:53 PM
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Straight by the hour. You need to invest some of your time into cleaning up your accounting books
What do you mean invest time cleaning up my accounting books?😐
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