Flowerbed Maintenance

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fireman gus, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
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    I normally don't do flowerbeds. In the past I've subbed them out with good results. However the man I had doing this work passed away and now I'm thinking of just doing the beds myself. I would like some input on pricing, scheduling, etc. The reason I ask is that this man scheduled everything and he just gave me a percentage. I was never hands on.
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    are you certified to use chemicals? i recommend the use of them if you can. otherwise i cant help
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Flowerbeds are gardens... I go there and see what needs to be done and then do it...

    Schedule a weekly visit, for weeding, checking moisture, dressing up the mulch, deadheading, remove dead or dieing stalks/plants, etc...

    'cides in gardens are generally a waste of time and money...
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    I generally charge per hour plus materials.

    I also try to charge a one hour minimum also. If it's part of mowing, then just tack on extra per mow and do it then.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    FAR from a waste of time and money. mulch is an itegral part of the control though
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Niether is mulch, a chemical 'cide, that requires a 'license' to apply... :)
     

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