Spring Clean Up Bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fairways, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
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    What do most of you include in a spring clean up bid?
     
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    spring cleanup= cleanup of natural debris/sticks/leaves in beds, and on and arouind turf areas
     
  3. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    Beds cleaned and edged. Removal of organic debris. Light pruning if needed (perennials usually if they werent done in fall)

    Then I try to upsell mulch and organic fertilizer applications at this point as well.

    -Reuben
     
  4. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
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    Who do you use for your organic fertilizer? Do you apply after a couple of mows or before. Once in spring/fall?
     
  5. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    Actually, for that post I was only referring to shrubs and garden plants for the fertilization. However since we are talking about it..

    This year I am switching my product of choice to Gaja Green Products
    They are making some really interesting certified organic blends.

    -Reuben
     
  6. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    And as for the application timing with lawns, because it is an organic blend and will not burn the lawn, I apply pretty much the same time i give the lawn a bit of a scalping for the first cut of the season. Encourage the horizontal growth and give the soil a good dose of fertilizer. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of the new products this year.
     
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I include what they ask done and then recommend anything additional I may see could use some attention.
     
  8. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    You mean actually do what what the customer wants??!!


    No no..that would be too easy man....

    lol
     
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    Ya, interesting concept...providing the customer with what they ask for. More people should try it...it works...satisfaction guaranteed!! :waving:
     
  10. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    what I do for a cleanup is
    • rake out flowerbeds
    • rake out tree rings
    • pick up sticks
    • blow out gutters (1 story homes only)
    • cut grass and suck up leaves
    • and if requested: Aerate and apply first fert app

    $199 and up payup
     

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