bed raking

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by thecolorgreen, May 28, 2005.

  1. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
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    For those of you that do Full Service accounts, how do you estimate for bed cleanup? (Things like monthly raking, spring and fall leaf removal). Do you estimate by the sq. ft. or do you have a more simple method?

    Thanks
     
  2. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
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    Is there a magic trick to getting a response? Does anybody do this?
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I estimate the number of hours it will take and charge accordingly....

    Derek
     
  4. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 70

    same here just for the amount of time i think it will take me
     
  5. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
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    Thanks DRM Ventures & Gibs for responding.
     
  6. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of hourly rate would you charge
     
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    my goal it to come out of each job making $40/hour. That is because it is just me doing the work and I know what my overhead is......
     
  8. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
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    Do you charge trvel time?
     
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I don't typically charge travel time. But I limit my work to a pretty tight area. If I were going a distance greater than usual, I would consider charging mileage...... I do charge for delivery on mulch.
     

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