big bed maintenance job...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Billz, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I have been asked to maintain some beds by weeding/trimming bushes. I have never done this for anyone that I did not mow their lawn, there are 6,100 square feet to maintain, and maybe 15 bushes...they are paying me an hourly fee to clean the beds at first, but how much should I charge monthly to keep them maintained?
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,177

    In full maintenance accounts I have I have picked up weeds can be real problematic if prevous maintenance allowed spurge and other weeds to go to seed. If the beds are relatively absent of flowers and are not on a hill so you can use casaron, your weekly time could be minimal. Surflan will also help with this around flowers but is not as effective as casaron. Hourly rates are up to you but if you don't put down a pre-emergent you could be dissapointed on how much time you'll have to spend .

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