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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am still very “wet behind the ears” when it comes to this lawn care business. My question to you all is, do you guys set your rates the same regardless of the type of schedule,...monthly, biweekly, and weekly? Or do you look at it kind of like fleet sale discount,...the more you buy, the...
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    My neighbor has an overgrown 1 acre lot with weeds that are waist high on the back half of his property. He asked if I’d be interested in mowing it? I told him that I’d need to think about it to figure out what it would take. I have a 22hp Exmark Quest with a 48” deck, along with other lawn...
  3. Professional Discussions
    So I got really bored really late one night and decided to figure out what my exact costs of doing business...per service...is and it dons on me...at some point a client expects you to have your own equipment. I cant charge rental rates for the use of my mowers, trimmers, blowers, etc. Those are...
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hey guys & gals, i am new here and also just started my own landscaping business after 15 years in the field. My company is AllScapes Services LLC Lawn Maintenance and Snow plowing. I am currently looking for ways to get my name out there online and locally. Does anyone have any tips? Any...
  5. Business Operations
    Hey All, I am reworking some structures of the business, and am looking to set some new standards across the board as we are growing. I am curious if you guys have any experience, or input on the average job signing rates/ percentages for designs, installs and maintenance? I am having a hard...
  6. Business Operations
    I'm a solo guy right now, been in business for 9 months. Hoping to expand in 2013 and at least add one part time or full time employee. What are the current hourly rates to PAY employees in this industry, in this area? Right now I do mowing only, but am adding shrubs, aeration, cleanups, etc...
  7. Lawn Mowing
    Hey everyone, So im having trouble gaining "year-round" business. (but who isnt right?) A lot of my customers are on a flat monthly rate price that is reasonably affordable during the summer but the same during the winter. I always make sure they receive excellent service year-round and I...
  8. Lawn Mowing
    Hey fellas, I'm 19 and have been doing lawns since I was eight or nine. This year, I started getting serious with my lawn maintenance business as university study ends early april, and I have the rest of the season in Canada to work untill september. I wanted to get some opinions from you...
  9. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    Hello All, we are starting a dedicated spray tech position for the first time and wanted to know what production rates we should expect him to produce per 8 hour day. I know it will range and vary- but I would like to see what some of you have discovered are historical square footage per hour...
  10. General Industry Discussions
    I'm shopping for a new workers comp policy, and It sounds like each insurance company can set its own rate. I was curious who everyone uses and what Insurance Company has the best rates per $100 of payroll?
  11. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    what are the average package rates? if i have customer that wants to pay for basic lawncare service from the month of april to september and have their lawn mowed, trimmed and edged weekly what are the average rates for a package deal like that? i figure for basic service (mow,trim,edge) for 6...
  12. Lawn Mowing
    what are the average package rates? if i have customer that wants to pay for basic lawncare service from the month of april to september and have their lawn mowed, trimmed and edged weekly what are the average rates for a package deal like that? i figure for basic service (mow,trim,edge) for 6...
  13. Nurseries and Growers
    Hello, I need help. I have to bid on a landscape installation project. I do lawn maintenance for this subdivision and they want me to water this plants once a week after installation. I have a 300 gallon hydroseeder that I can use but have no Idea about pricing. I'd say it will take at least 30...
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