Billing... weekly? monthly?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Bloomfield Landscapes, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Bloomfield Landscapes

    Bloomfield Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hoping some of you might have some advice on the best way to bill. Every time you service the yard? Every month? If you bill the client monthly does the amount change every month? Some months you may be at the property 4 times, some months 5, just depending on the length of each month. Any advice anyone has would be appreciated.

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Monthly bi yearly Pre paid
  3. mbaker422

    mbaker422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I find it saves time billing monthly. Especially if it is a customer that wants too sit around and talk for half an hour when you get done.
  4. NELawnCare

    NELawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    I set up QuickBooks to invoice monthly.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    monthly or quarterly. Depends on clients. I have a couple that i bill every 2 months or so. a lot of my clients prepay.
  6. Bloomfield Landscapes

    Bloomfield Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    If you bill monthly are you only billing for 4 weeks? I guess it's throwing me off that months are not exactly 4 weeks long. Some months we might cut 4 times and others 5, do you adjust the price every month?
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    We get paid 12 months a year(like there are 13 right). We add up our average mows per year 40 + fert+ shrubs+ what ever. then / 12 = monthly payment. IF they cancel they are liable for all work done to that point. thus if you have 4 weeks or 5 it is still the same. work harder for the same pay from march to nov and dec jan feb hardly work. (same pay)
  8. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    We also bill monthly and depending on the month some clients get billed for 4-weeks of service and other months they get billed for 5-weeks of service just depends on the month. Some people charge a flat monthly fee but I charge based on the actual cut weeks.
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I bill monthly in the middle of the service month.
  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    bills go out the first of each month for the previous month, due date is the 15th

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