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Fall clean-up flyers and rates

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by stevesmowing, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    This is my first year I will be doing fall clean-ups I just got 500 flyers printed out. I was curious what the best time is to hand them out. Also I was thinking on charging by the hour. I have an eb630 back pack that I will be using to put them out to the curb and then the town goes around and picks up the leaves. I am also trying to get another man on board to operate another blower or move tarps or w/e else. What would be a low rate per hour, high rate, and average rate. Mowing I take in about $30-$40 an hour. Just as a reference.
  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    My leaf cleanups last year, started getting calls in september right through to winter jus bout, all my cleanups started around $225 and went up from there. Blow then mow.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I'd pass the flyers out whenever the leaves start to fall in your area- people probably won't be thinking about it until it happens. In my area this is usually the second half of October. I stick a separate letter in with the bills I send out at the end of September for regular customers letting them know I'm available to do leaf removal.

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