Charge more for winter cuts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Outdoor Service, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Outdoor Service

    Outdoor Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Do any of yall charge more for winter cuts where you have to bag the leaves? I haven't done that to my usual customers but I have started doing it to irregular or one timers due to cost of bags and time.
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Welcome to Lawnsite Joe Mow...
    Yes, of course you should charge more, I do.
    Now, stick around and interact with your piers...
     
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I charge out the ying yang for one time leafers. All because they are trying to save a buck at my expense. I then try to sell them on a leaf contract. Cut them a small deal on the cost....give them 3 to 4 service option (this way i can schedule the work dates to my advantage)...collect 1/2 after first service and the balance at job completion. Works well for me.

    I almost called my company "Outdoor Services" years ago.
     
  4. Outdoor Service

    Outdoor Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I try to keep my prices in line with everybody else around here so I'm not screwing all of us out of money. I just wasn't sure about the additional charge for leaves. I usually don't charge my regulars over regular cut cost unless they wait forever to get their leaves bagged. I'm running a Scag tiger cub that runs 3 39 gallon bags at a time, i'll usually not worry about it unless i run more than 6 bags (2 dumps).

    I appreciate the advise, I always try to listen to those that have been around longer than I have, then I can learn from their mistakes instaed of just mine.
     

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