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average $ for 1 acre fall cleanup

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gil, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    1st time doing clean up this year. I was thinking charging 5 times the price I use for mowing. does it sound right?
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i have propertys that are 1 acre, with 2 trees. cleanup takes about 20 minutes.
    I have propertys that are 1 acre with 60+ trees. cleanup takes about 5-6hrs.

    some things you can't base from mowing prices, for everything else there is estimating hourly rates. you're bound to burn yourself a time or two (or 6) on cleanups if you give flat estimates. if you say I want $xyz per hour, 1/2 of the people will say. "sorry, johnny down the road only charges $10/hr" the other half will agree with some hestition. The more cleanup estimates you give (and complete) the better you will be @ nailing down your projected time.

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