Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Ian.Ideal Lawn Care, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Ian.Ideal Lawn Care

    Ian.Ideal Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I just started my own lawn care business and I am wandering how to figure out how I should charge customers for spring and fall clean ups. How do you break that down? What do you charge for dethatching? Also what do you chage for trimmimg trees/shrubs? Do you charge by the hour? How do I go about pricing my services that I provide. Hope I don't sound too stupid!!
  2. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
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    Did you try searching on these subjects?? You will find a ton of threads that should be helpful to you.

    Remember to treat each job individually, learn from past jobs/experiences, cover ALL your costs, make sure it is worth your time (don't sell yourself short).

    If you know the client is going to be a b*tch then add a aggravation cost: we do :clapping:

    What type of equipment do you have or are planning on getting?? Solo or employees??

    Good luck in 08!
  3. Ian.Ideal Lawn Care

    Ian.Ideal Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    THANKS for the info!! I bought a new 52" LAZER HP with all the GOODIES! Stihl BR 600 and Echo SRM 230 and a new 14' aluminum trailer(that will save on gas) For now it's just myself running the show but if things go good this year I'll hire a guy on.

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