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Old 03-28-2008, 08:02 PM
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Bed Maintenance

How do you all figure your price on maintaining beds. Do you charge per man hour or so much per square ft. Thanks in advance for any information!
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:16 PM
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Charge per man hour plus materials.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:39 AM
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going rate around here is 60-70 a yard installed.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:52 AM
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I think it depends. If you spreading mulch, then charge a certain amount per yard applied. If your pulling weeds, charge your hourly labor rate, with a minimum. And if you digging out bushes or something, I would charge a certain amount per each one. That's how I would charge for stuff.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:55 AM
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I've learned through experience to estimate the amount of time ("man hours") that each property should take, how frequently it will need to be visited, etc.

The majority of our maintenance customers are charged a monthly rate, though we still do have a couple of hourly customers.

Also, often times it's difficult to justify to people why a "gardener" commands rates upwards of $30/hour...
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:05 AM
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I am looking at trimming shrubs, weeding. fertilizing shrubs, that type of thing. Mulching would be an entirely different quote and price.
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