Leaf Clean Up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by clayslandscape, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know i have had some beers but where are the trees?
     
  2. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are all around my GMC in the background.
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like to do the getting while the getting is good, and the longer the leaves sit the more likely they're going to be wet and matted. Usually I do a "debulking" while the leaves are still falling, so at that point it's silly to get picky...just get as many leaves as you can as quickly and efficiently as you can. Then after they're down do a detailed cleanup of what remains. I really would and often do use my mower as a plow, as well as to pull tarps if I use them.

    Personally I bill hourly on most of my cleanups and would bill my actual time. I will give an estimate and I do my best to stick to it, but my billing reflects what it actually required to do the job. I can't know where the leaves will end up, whether they'll be spread evenly across the lawn or all piled in corners, whether they'll be dry of wet, whether we'll get another freak October snow storm that will compact them all and mix in a ton of branches, sticks and twigs. At this point, it's really hard to know exactly what the job is. But if you're just responsible for getting them to the curb, all those things don't matter as much as if you have to haul them off too.
     

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