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Contract Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bill Boroskey, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Bill Boroskey

    Bill Boroskey LawnSite Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 24

    I am going to offer contracts this year and I was wondering how you guys address weekly mowing? Especially for the dry months when some lawns don't need mowing every week.

    Any suggestions would be a big help

    Bill
     
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    I do it every week and when it gets hot and it slows down i mow at my discretion, we usually average 32 -35 weeks of mowing here and thats what i base my contracts off of
     
  3. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    Charge per cut. This way no one gets :blob2: :blob2: :blob2:
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    options you can do:

    1. charge per cut, so if it doesn't need mowing you don't charge
    2. charge per season average cuts: can still make money
    3. charge every week: you still charge even though it doesn't need

    I personally charge per cut. I would lose a lot of customers if I tried to charge them even if it didn't need it or I didn't do it
     
  5. Bill Boroskey

    Bill Boroskey LawnSite Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 24

    Thanks Guys. You helped out alot. This is the first year I am thinking of doing this. I am kinda sorry I brought it up to my customers. I was trying to make even mothly payments for me and them so we can both budget.

    Bill
     
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    if i was you i would go to several commercial jobs and get a set of specs from them to bid their job and you can create your own!
     

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