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Old 02-03-2013, 05:48 PM
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Lawn Maintenance contract (need advice)

I did some work for a customer (trimmed bushes, pruned crape myrtles ect.) and the customer was really happy with the job I did. He then asked me if I could put together a proposal for him to maintain his property. He told me he likes to cut his own grass, but would like me to maintain everything else in his yard ( flower beds, pruning, edging ect.) I was wondering if anybody else has any contracts for just flowerbed maintenance and pruning? Is it a good idea? Are there any downsides to this? All advice is appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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Write it up and give him a price.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:57 PM
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Work is work, only downside is your not mowing his grass. Write up what you would charge and give it to him.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:40 PM
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Lawn Maintenance contract (need advice)

If you don't really want the job make it a price that's a bit higher so if you get it. It will be worth it and if you don't no worries you didn't really want to do it anyway
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:04 PM
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I would be specific and set clear expectations. Don't end up in a " I'm paying you every month, you'll be here whenever I call" situations. Write it up just like you would a commercial customers contract, just cut out the mowing.
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