Adding leaf removal to annual contracts

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JohnnyRocker, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you fit 15 yards of leaves into one mower?
     
  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's the beauty of it it mulches down into way less.
     
  3. holmesgts

    holmesgts LawnSite Member
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    Leaf clean up can be too subjective to include in a contract. what I mean by that is you can have a client nit pic you too death about leaves cause you can really never get them all.
     
  4. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    all of my accounts are on level billing. Once per month November, December, January, and February. Lets say a break down of normal cut is $75, winter service will be at least $120, depending on how many trees and if leaves have to be removed etc; I also include pruning as needed, weed control/fert, and core aeration to all properties. I total up all planned services and divide by 12. If you aren't comfortable with your leaf estimate skills, then you can say 'leaf clean up is based on ___ per hr, and I think we'll have around ____ hr each month'---you'll probably never get a commercial account leaving things open ended though...people like to know a fixed budget when going into agreement.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. H & M Yard Improvements

    H & M Yard Improvements LawnSite Member
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    My clean ups are billed hourly for the most part. there are very few customers i have where i will bill "X" amount per visit. usually those are the ones i do in November and December that are one shot deals. I kind of like those because they are the ones that i charge extra for since there is usually a heavy volume of leaves.
     

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