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Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MOW ED View Post
I'm not going to give you a price however I will tell you that we do not ever do "wait until they all drop cleans". That is a recipe for disaster. Add rain to many layers of leaves and that price you give looks very small. My terms are I will show up once a week, every week until all the leaves are down. I charge XX.XX per visit and will do a quick blow out every week and a thorough clena the last visit. I don't haul or bag leaves. My method is mulch and if the debris is too heavy a quick run with the Walker makes it look good and the debris stays on site. Price accordingly. Good Luck.

That is actually how we do our regular lawns. Seems to work out better that way. We don't go crazy in the beds until the very last visit of the year but we do get them blown out roughly into the lawn before we clean and cut the lawn.

This is the two neighbors we did today. Ignore the uncut ditches. We just had 6 to 7" of rain from hurricane Sandy so the ditches were muddy and still had water laying in them.

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro View Post
This is not a regular customer. She is next to 4 others we take care of. She asked us for a price to clean up the leaves in another 2 weeks once they are all down. They are about 60% down now. This lawn is about maybe 6000 square feet.

What would you charge?

looks like i could mow it under 20 mins with 60" mower so it would be a 40 dollar cut +15 extra to bag it so 55 dollars per visit, then probably do 3-4 visits atleast if not even 5 or 6 and blowout all corners and gardens on the last one. and the clean up is done.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Puddle of Oil View Post
$400.00 Minimum but probably more.
Holy crap! You are kidding right? I was thinking a wheeled blower and a back pack would be there maybe 30-40 minutes. I would be (in our market) about 85-100 bucks.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:19 AM
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You gotta have a minimum charge. You can bang that out in an hour start to finish. Even less if you are already in the neighborhood. I would have said no less than $125. Gotta make the some money before the snow flies and you find yourself sitting on the couch all winter waiting for snow or spring.
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