Charging for leafs during cutting season

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by LeeJLLS, Sep 10, 2019 at 7:36 PM.

  1. LeeJLLS

    LeeJLLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Hey Everyone, new landscape company owner here. Going into fall, in the northeast leafs are already starting to fall and I am curious to see how everyone charges for leaf cleanup during the mowing season, if it all. Im talking leafs that are starting to cover the lawn, not a complete fall clean up.
     
  2. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Our leaf clean ups start at $200.00 and can go up to $2,000.00 based on the size of the property, amount of leaves, etc.

    As for small amount of leaves that get sucked up or destroyed by the mower during a weekly service, we leave it at no additional charge.

    If it's something that's a little more significant but won't require an actual clean up. You can add $10.00-$30.00 on the price for a week by week basis and amount of extra time you use to clean it up.

    We are from New York, Long Island by the way. For relevance.
     
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  3. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    We mow through October, irrigation is shut off weeks before though. Oftentimes we are just mowing leaves for the last 2-3 visits.

    We don't put in any extra effort so we don't charge extra. Guy who would normally grab a trimmer might grab a blower instead and try to get more leaves onto the lawn, that's about the only change in procedure.

    These clients will all be getting a full cleanup or two in Nov-Dec so it's making that more efficient too.
     
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