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Old 03-08-2014, 04:50 PM
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Spring clean up??

Getting back into landscaping after a bunch of years out of the biz. When I would price a spring clean up, I would charge double what I would charge to mow the property. Seem low? How do you price a spring clean up? What's your hourly rate?
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:14 AM
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All depends on the property, way too many variables.
Are there a lot of leaves from trees in the area? Was a fall clean-up done?
Are there a lot of perennial beds and were they cut down prior to winter?
After this winter some lawns are going to have a ton of sand and road debris push up on them. Others due to a variety of reasons will have little if any winter debris damage.

After all that can you blow back debris into a wood line or dispose of it on site or do you have to haul large amounts off, which will increase the charges as well as the equipment needed.

Some of my clean-ups were more than 10x what I charged to mow the property so do not go by that. Other properties twice may be okay in that you may just need to pick up some sticks, quickly blow out a bed or two and pick up a few pieces of plow damage if that.

You will have to look at the job, know what you have for equipment and what the equipment will do, then figure how long it will take. The only way to do this is from experience from doing many others in the past. There is no magic formula especially on clean-ups. Some you will hit a home run, others will turn out not as profitable as once thought.
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