Help!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by breck75, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. breck75

    breck75 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I am new to the business and had a few questions.
    1. How do you guys charge for edging?
    2. How do you guys charge for blowing?
    3. How do you guys charge for trimming?

    I have read a lot of people charge more for trimming & blowing. Is this true, if so how do you go about charging for it.

    I know edging would be extra but what determines the price. Per foot? Per walk?
    Any and all advice is appreciated.

    I am doing this part time however, I don't want to be considered a low baller, I want to charge like any of the full time LCO's.

    Thanks
    Breck :help:
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I charge for my time, not for individual items. Finding out what your costs to operate your business will help you determine your pricing. If your in the $60.00 to $75.00 an hour range then I don't see you lowballing anyone.......ask around your area and find out what the going rate is.
     
  3. breck75

    breck75 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Thanks Homer!

    Breck
     
  4. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Hey, what Homer said! :cool: Make your services a "package deal" and take fewer aspirin.
     

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