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Old 09-28-2011, 09:05 PM
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I would have just blown the leaves from the curb and walks onto the lawn and then bagged it. Looks good though. Did you edge too? Looks like it needed a mow anyway. How long did it take you?

I have accounts down by the beach where the trees are already bare without ever changing colors, due to Tropical Storm Irene. Lots of leaves down elsewhere too.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:55 PM
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we got a rush of clean ups over the last 2 weeks. It was due to heat stress and rains. now the rush has dropped off and I think we will make it untill after halloween like normal. we always have started cleanups the Monday after when we get back from the GIE-EXPO
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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The leaves are falling really FAST here in PA. I was gonna order my bagger next month in the middle for my exmark but i bought it last week because its that time! Not a bad thing thow. There could be 5 inches of snow in 2 weeks here.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:33 AM
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that is a 30 dollar lawn!!!!!! By me people would charge 15-18 for that, and my price is right around 20-23 depending on back yard.


I am so underbid by all the big three buy out men and woman that started a "part time" lowballer business.

That is amazing that you can get 30 dollars out of a postage stamp size lot.

Good job and keep at it
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:17 PM
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Dlonglandscaping - It has to be differances in our locations because with the right equipment and setup you are making 20-30 in 10-15 minutes by the look of the picture. even the OP using a pushmower would be able to complete a basic no debris lawn service in 25 minutes or less and like it was in the pics in about 35 minutes.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:11 PM
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Dlonglandscaping - It has to be differances in our locations because with the right equipment and setup you are making 20-30 in 10-15 minutes by the look of the picture. even the OP using a pushmower would be able to complete a basic no debris lawn service in 25 minutes or less and like it was in the pics in about 35 minutes.
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i understand what you are saying but industry standards and prices don't reflect what equipment a company has, they reflect the going rate for a property. If a company is going to mow it for 20, and another for 30, whats the industry standard?

Of coarse you bid according to your overhead but obviously with a push mower your overhead is going to be less than if you had a 25,000 dollar trailer full of equipment.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:37 PM
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I bid $40 per mow! Probably wouldn't have charged anything extra for the minor cleanup though, maybe a nominal disposal fee.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:04 PM
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I bid $40 per mow! Probably wouldn't have charged anything extra for the minor cleanup though, maybe a nominal disposal fee.
your joking right? 40 per mow for the tiny lawn. I need to move locations.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:28 PM
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Yeah my minmum is $40 and I do get that. I do have one lawn at $25 but that's a special case...it's truly tiny and it's the same stop as 2 others. My average for my lawns this season was $53 the last time I calculated it in the spring. Most are in the $40 to $50/cut range.

When you move here and see what the cost of living is, you'll understand why. I sent my VW to a budget repair shop today, they only charge $85/hour. Minimum wage is $8.25/hour. Everything is expensive here and practically everything is taxed. Things are different in different areas.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:40 PM
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your joking right? 40 per mow for the tiny lawn. I need to move locations.
I just checked some statistics for your state vs mine. In 2009 the median household income in CT was $66,906 and in MI it was $45,254, that's almost a 50% difference.
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