$500-$2k jobs

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by willretire@40, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
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    Does anyone specialize in small landscaping job in this price range. how does it work out for you?also do you advertise this price range ?
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  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    Most of our residential mulch jobs are in that range. Not much hardscaping in that range unless its a small walkway or something.
  3. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1,389

    Currently I am advertising as a mow and go type of company. Clean UPS and small landscaping is a little more profitable. I don't like full service work but am entertaining the idea of light landscaping. Mostly to help grow the mowing side financially. Really want to know if I shouldput I'm my advertisements that we specialize in small landscapes from $500-$2000. To bring in those customers who are on a budget and just looking to make there yards look a little better.
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  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    For that price its usually just rock and mulch and maybe some shrub,annual and flower and perennial palnting.
  5. slamjamrockinman

    slamjamrockinman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not a bad idea, most landscapes i do are in that range right now. Im sure u could bring in a decent amount of leads, because the average working class customer is only looking to spend that amount in landscaping. Give it a try, I'm sure it could work out for you. Often there is pretty good profit in those jobs because there really quick.
  6. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
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  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Will - this is all I do for landscaping $2,500 and under projects. I am solo and do not have the time nor manpower to do larger stuff, with mowing/apps besides. BUT, I love to do about a half doz. of these types of projects a season to make some income.

    Actually, as a solo, I can do a lot more for homeowners than larger landscape ops can for the almighty buck, with all their labor overhead, etc. I just landscaped/river rocked 3/4 of the way around a small house for under $2,500 taking plenty o profit. You may find your small one day jobs might get bigger because of your low overhead.
  8. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
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    No need to put $500-$2,000. Numbers scare people. Maybe "specializing in small landscape projects" or something along those lines. If you list price, people will assume that they can get their "small landscape job" done for $500-$2,000 when in reality you'll get people trying to get $4,000 jobs out of you for the $2,000. I can just hear the PITA saying it now "Well you're ad says between $500-$2,000".

    Just my $.02.
  9. scottrees

    scottrees LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I agree with STL Cuts, don't give numbers. Try something like beautiful landscaping on any budget.
  10. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I love little jobs like those, schedule them all in the same day or two and you have a decent day or two. The key that you have to be in and out at those prices otherwise your making nothing!

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