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End of the season One-Time Cuts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOOLIE, Nov 19, 2004.


    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Been getting a lot of calls for these in the past week. Most of the year I don't deal with them, but right now its more do-able. They are proving to be a nice money-maker. People put the ol' mower away for the winter around Oct. 1, and OOPS! didn't realize the grass keeps growing for another 4-6 weeks. Plus with all the leaves they're willing to pay a premium price. Also a good opportunity to pick up a few clients for 2005.

    Anybody else getting calls like this?
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    I do them on all my yards anyway but i do get strays calling me for them. I usually cut them about 2-2.5 inches and bag them, charge them 2X what i would normally charge a house that size
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    when I get one time fall clean ups, I usually will mow the lawn one last time for them and do trimming including in the price.
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    I only did one and it was yesterday. It turns out he was an old customer I had. He used to live in a very small house on a 1/4 acre and now lives in beautiful home on 1 acre. I will definately be sending him a proposal for next season and targeting the rest of the homes in his development.
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yes, and if they are not just trying to get a leaf cleanup out of you for the price of a grasscut, you can make some nice one time cash off them. this is what i do: price the cleanup, add a grasscutting fee. THEN, ask them if they have fertilized yet, and limed. i proceed to tell them why they should have it done NOW. and, i usually pick up a nice fee for : the cleanup, the lawncut, the fert, and the lime.
  6. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    I never return these calls. Most were last cut in July. They just want it to look better till spring.
  7. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    You dont return calls to make money? Strange way to keep your income flowing. Remind me not to do it.

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