When are you starting spring clean ups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by polarismalibu, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. polarismalibu

    polarismalibu LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering when you guys are starting clean ups this spring? its 60 hear in Minnesota 98% of the snow is gone so it wont be long now!
     
  2. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Michigan--
    Its been raining here for like 3 days straight... 98% of snow is all gone except for where we piled tons of it up so im thinking last wk of march or early april...Im getting the mowers ready now!
     
  3. SaharaLandscaping

    SaharaLandscaping LawnSite Member
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  4. SaharaLandscaping

    SaharaLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Im curious as to what all is generally involved in a spring clean up and how much one would charge to do so. I have a guy that wants me to quote him for a cleanup but i have no clue what to charge!
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  5. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my spring clean up is just getting up all leaves (like the ones that fell down after fall clean up)
    Getting all sticks up of the lawn and from in beds
    pulling out any dead leaves/flowers
    disposal of everything
    That right there is a good $200-300
     
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Time and material's. It's that easy.
     
  7. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    On earlier years its normally around 10th of april I believe but after today Im thinking maybe 2 weeks from now.
    Suprised either way with how much snow pack we have had.
     
  8. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not up north so my opinion might not matter, but down here we started already, about 2 weeks ago.
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  9. SuperiorService.110mb.com

    SuperiorService.110mb.com LawnSite Member
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    Cleanup is just that, cleanup. Why would you wait to do it? Your not landscapeing of fertilizing so you don't need to wait for the weather. Do everything but landscaping, fertilization, and pruning.
    Charge your hourly rate plus any other fees.
     
  10. SaharaLandscaping

    SaharaLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Sounds good to me. I think im going to start out at 40$/hr to remove limbs and sticks, leaves, pull up big weeds from the flower bed and spray the small weeds. Ill even cut the grass to top off a freshly cleaned yard.
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