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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    what about a no compete clause or something like that for your employees to sign. I would be pissed as well.
     
  2. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    anybody offer bed maintenance? basically weeding. i have clients that want this service but am not sure how to charge. I told them it would be by the hour but they want a solid price. any ideas?
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I weed beds and charge hourly. If they want a price up front I usually always add an extra hour to how long I think that it will take.

    So if it only takes you 3 1/2 hours but you told them 4 hours you still charge them for the 4 hours. It was their fault that they didn't go with hourly rate instead.
     
  4. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    Yeah that windy day we had the other day was killing us. We had to stay far far away from the concreat areas. The clean up guy was having a fit... But as long as we were working in grassy areas we were fine. Still a pain in the but when you are blowing the mulch downn and teh dust keeps getting in you eyes. Wow that was a long day.

    As far as teh weeding thing tiedman is right on. When we did landscaping, we acctualy would pass on that type of job. We billed hourly for that type of work however. We would give them an estimate on how much time we planned on and said it could fluctuate + or - 1.5 hours. but normaly we would only do weeding if we were doing a new mulch install and they wanted the beds cleaned up. So we would normaly just weed whip the weeds and spred some prean. Pluse we would put down some of that usless landscape fabric. Just to appease the customer and make them feel more at ease. That is just how we used to work it on that type of job.
     
  5. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    One cut today and it was a blizzard. Is it ever gonna turn Summer. heck maybe we will get enough to plow. LOL :eek:
     
  6. amw

    amw LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a customer ask me today if i was going to salt the lawn after we got done cutting it?

    It was great out yesterday..

    ONLY in michigan!
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, when I started this morning it was 26 degress out and snowing. The highest it got up to was 41 and that wasn't until 4pm.
     
  8. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tell me about it!!! We got going at our first job around 6:30 this morning and it was freeeezzzzzing. We had to take shifts jumping in the cab and out to warm up!!!! Thin it started snowing and along with the snow came the wind. And of course we were on a job that did not have any grassy areas so we were stuck int the parking lot islands with and the wind had us in its grasp. Mulch was all over the parking lot it was a great day for the clean up guys!!!!! Although it did look sweet, as we were laying it down the steam was rising off the mulch in the beds and coming out of the hose. nice and warm for the guy blowing the mulch in.
     
  9. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey matt got a question....how big is your shop and how much are you paying? you can just PM me if you want...

    also just wanted to know a aproxx date of when u think your going to be slowing down with your big jobs..ive got a couple od smaller residential apps 10 or so yards that i told if they can hold off till summer that you could probably do them....just let me know if you would be interested...they would be some good filler jobs.
     
  10. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Does anyone do sprikler installs in the ferndale area?
     

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