Spring Cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by GCSTL, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. GCSTL

    GCSTL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Spring Cleanups.

    How many do them, and what services do you offer?

    Do you offer a package that includes many different services, or offer each service individually?

    How do you price them?
  2. Juan91

    Juan91 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    yea, im in the same boat as you

    waiting to hear some feedback
  3. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    I do them for all my clients. In my spring clean up price I include blowing all the beds, patios, decks, walks driveways out and then blowing down the whole lawn area and picking up an sticks, twigs, branches. I then spade edge every bed and pull any weeds. After that is all done I then cut the lawn, power edge the sidewalks/walkways with an edger then weed wack around. I price everything by per house based on how long I am there and how many guys are there with me plus a disposal fee based on what I take away from the property.
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    This year it looks like we will be mulching in everything that is left over and fallen, since the snow period, began.

    Final cleanup of annual, perrenial, & shrubs gardens, while pruning as we go. We missed it last fall so are going to do the complete pruning/cleaning package as soon as the snow is gone.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    I just go in and do what is asked, or what I know needs done. All my accounts are landscape maintenance accounts, so it's just part of the service that I offer, and generally everything is billed by the hour, plus hauling.

    I'm in the same boat as above. I've got a few that I didn't get completely finished last fall, so I'll be doing them in the spring.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    we do it for accounts we manage the landscapes.

    blowing out beds
    cutting back any plants needed(grasses, daylilies etc)
    mow and bag everything out in the lawn
    pre emergent(if you are licensed) in the beds
    mulch, and then get on to the next

    all by the hour of course, or if we do it enough, we can bid it and put it in the yearly price if we do that for the customer
  7. nicholsmowingservice

    nicholsmowingservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    My spring cleanups include

    Removal of all leaves and debris from lawn and landscape
    String trimming if needed
    Bagging Lawn
    Hauling all debris away

    I also make sure homeowner/client is aware that i can trim bushes, cut back grasses, or prune anything. I always ask them if there is anything else they want me to do while i am there before i leave.

    All is billed hourly. A 2 hour minimum charge applies for jobs less than one hour.
  8. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    for all my customers, they get a spring cleanup, which consist of edging all beds, blowing beds and grass areas, picking up sticks, spring fert, clean gutters, edge side walks, patios etc, and some of my customers get over seeded, but not all, I charge hourly for each guy I have on the job plus dumping fees
  9. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,020

    I power rake then bag with vac or blower.
  10. OrganicsMaine

    OrganicsMaine LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    I try to get everything as clean as possible in the fall which frees us up to do all of the extras that usually pop up in spring.....luckily, the weather cooperated and I was able to work through T-giving with no snow! So this spring we will just be doing light clean ups, edging all beds, fert for beds, cutting anything that we left for winter interest, and doing all necessary pruning. After all of that is done, mulch/compost in all beds.

    With most clients on a 12 month roll, I have figured everything out by how many man hours I expect to spend on each site, plus materials. For those that are new or not on the payments, they are billed hourly plus materials. I don't pay to dump, but I do charge for the drive time.

    Spring ferts on our organic properties don't happen until May, so that is about 4 weeks later.

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