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Old 05-05-2013, 03:47 AM
rbljack rbljack is offline
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Location: Texas
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question about pricing a mulch and clean up job

Ok, I have a question about how much to charge for a job. A homeowner had a list of things he wanted done, and here is the list:

2 small trees removed, took about 1.5 hours.
hedge trimming on 4 bushes.
raked the entire yard of leaves and debris.
cleaned the beds, laid landscape fabric down, and when it all said and done, it will be about 45-50 bags of mulch total.
We also raked the whole yard to remove all the debris and leaves from the grass which were embedded in the lawn. is a homeowners tip for you, avoid Live Oaks (I think that's what they were). They drop leaves that do not bag up with a lawnmower, plus they drop thousands of small acorns too! PITA.

anyways, we have about 11 hours into it so far, and probably another 2 or 3 to finish. The only equipment really used was the back pack blower (lots of use on this, we filled up the BR600 twice and ran it dry both times), and a chainsaw/polesaw for about an hour.

I am being paid by the hour on this job, plus reimbursement for all materials. Im curious what hourly rate yall might charge for this type of work. Any help would be appreciated, im curious to know how bad I underbid for an hourly rate.
Equipment Stolen/ Please Help and watch for:
6.5x12 Dual Ramp Trailer with 3 place trimmer rack and two blower racks
2012 21" Honda HRC-216 mower
2013 Exmark Commercial 30
2014 Exmark Lazer Z S Series EFI 52
2008 Stihl FS250R Trimmer
2010 Stihl FS90R Trimmer
200? Stihl FC75 Edger
2014 Stihl KM130R edger and trimmer shafts

2013 Stihl BR600 Backpack blower
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