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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ToddS, Jan 17, 2004.
What does your spring clean-up consist of and how much on average do you charge? Thanks
We do not have to do spring clean ups. We service and bill our accounts year round. I have never understood why some LCO's suspend service in the winter months. Landscape maintenance is a year round job.
A 'normal' spring clean-up normally includes:
-prepping beds (weeding, edging beds)
-any other odds and ends
Avery, it's kinda hard to offer landsape maintenance w/3 inches of snow on the ground... : )
I've charged $30/hr in the past, but I'm probably low-balling.
So service the account when the snow is gone! Or sell snow removal and ice removal from drives/sidewalks!
Guess I am spoiled living at the beach. Forget what the fluffy white stuff is like to deal with!
We would consider basics to be:
Roof & Gutters
Can often add:
Mulch or Straw
Bear in mind that your normal regular accounts should not need much extensive work. The calls that are received for just cleanups as described above will normally earn $80-100 an hour.
Avery, from where you are and south, your right, but to an extent. Landscaping can be a year round endeavor. A horticulterist will say there is no such thing as an off season. Unfortunately, residential homeowner accounts are the ones paying and they may feel differently. We have a few year round accounts, but many choose to suspend service until spring. The year round service is a better program for us and the customer IMO.
What the customer wants and/or needs. Each account would be different. I make suggestions to the customer or potential customer and they make the decision on what they want. They pay the bill and its their property.
Average cost...to many variables to say.
around here we we charge 35.00 per hr .I don't give a set price because the people usually dont clean up the leaves in the fall.when they get matted down they take more time to pick up.So far ive made out by doing this and my cust. are happy just as long as they dont have to clean it up!
"Roofs and Gutters"??
Whats the best way to do that?
Start with a ladder.