Help With Lawn Contracts

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by rogerslawn, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. rogerslawn

    rogerslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Can you guys give me examples of different contracts used. We are trying to put a new one together to be more detailed but not scare the customer away. I'm not sure on legal issues in Ohio of what we can and cannot use. We billed on the 1st and the fifteenth last year but we want go once a month with 15 days net this year but the more it is stretched the more likely we will have collection problems. Your thoughts may help.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    I would send you a copy of mine, but you WILL scare customers away. Our maintenance contract is 7 pages this year. but it WILL cya! :cool:
  3. rogerslawn

    rogerslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    If you would be willing to e-mail that 7 pages to me that would be great and I imagine there will be some useful guides there for me. Thank You
  4. therainman

    therainman LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 196

    paponte.. I also would be very interested in your 7 pages.. ours made it to two and we thought that might scare people....
    please email me
  5. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116


    I know the feeling. I'm starting my second year in the business. I've had to increase my service agreement from 8.5X11 to 8.5X14. I had to use pretty small fonts to get it all on one page.

    There's a heck of a lot more to landscape maintenance than just mowing.

    This year's contract includes all of the following as standard service offerings:

    Weekly Lawn Mowing
    Bi-Weekly Lawn Mowing
    Bed Weed Control
    Lawn Ferilization and Weed Control
    Fire Ant Control
    Seasonal Color Install
    Seasonal Color Soil Ammendment
    Seasonal Color Maintenance
    Cypress Mulch/Bed Clean Up
    Shrub Trimming & Pruning
    Autumn Leaf Clean Up
    Shrub & Small Tree Insect Prevention
    Landscape Design & Proposal
    Grub Prevention
    Irrigation System Analysis
    Irrigation Control Service
    Winter Rye Overseed

    DFW Area Landscaper
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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