weeding gardens

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I passed out flyers the other day and I got a message wanting to know what I charge to weed gardens. This house had no grass, just a ground covering over the entire lawn. It must be at least a $500,000 house. In the front of the house there is a $25,000 statue alone. How would you charge this job? By the hour? Have a weekly fee of x dollars and weed it each week?
  2. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    It is hard to determine as each yard is different. Look at what it looks like now...are there alot of weeds now? I would bid it hourly if you have never done it before, that way you don't bid $50 per week, and you end up weeding for 12 hours monthly. I bid it at $30 per hour. Last year I hired 2 guys to do this, and paid them $8 per hour. Their pay, and all the comp insurance came out of the $30 one of them earned, and the other $30 per hour went straight to me! :)
    I will be out this year advertising this service!! payup

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