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Trim in the ring or not?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Lefet, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    I absolutely HATE weeding. Would $50.00 an hour be reasonable after an initial substantial clean up/out?
     
  2. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    for pulling weeds? **** I charged 150$ to weed a half acre yard last week with beds all around the house and a big bed in the front and a big one the whole way across the back yard.
     
  3. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    And was that the initial weeding for the season or was that part of your maintenance program?
     
  4. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh now I understand what you are saying, that was initial. I charge $20-50 a month to keep up on the beds depending on how many there are and how big, sometimes I charge more than that. Most of my clients are in the $20 range if they want it at all. The only people that usually want it live in the old folks community and their yards a small as **** and they usually keep their beds weed free anyway so I don't usually have to do anything.
     
  5. How about doing your client and yourself a service by spraying a pre-emergent in tree rings and bed areas. One app will last at least 4 months if using Sureguard. If you have to hand pull due to plants being too close, that's another story. Hand pulling weeds from tree rings or non-full beds is a waste of time.
     
  6. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    but it's more $
     
  7. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Yes, that's what I was saying and that sounds fair.
     
  8. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887


    This certainly is an easier alternative, although costly. Most of our propertys are in the 10,000 sq ft range (in the FRONT) with 10-20 trees and multiple beds, INCLUDING the entire perimeter of the house.
     
  9. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    How much is Suregaurd?
     
  10. Yes, it is somewhat pricey up front for you and the customer, but if it only has to be applied 2x/year, you will be saving them a lot of $$ and have less weeding to do. Down here, weed control is part of the price, so the less I have to spray, the more $$ i am making.

    I paid $135 for a lb. which will cover 96 1/gal. backpacks. The residual is great as well so the more it is applied, the less weeds over time. I have been using for about 2 months and have had waayyy less weed control to do.
     

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