Fall Clean-up When does every-1 start them

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by POWER STROKE, Aug 9, 2011.


    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I was just wondering when does everyone start their fall clean-ups. I like to start mine mid October. Also how many times do you do them just one big clean-up , 2 visits. Thanks in advance for any input or help.
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I start mine tomorrow.

  3. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I just got 4 calls this week alone about them, gonna give estimates tomorrow.

    I'm working on a flyer going out to my heavily wooded neighborhoods advertising leaf clean-up. I want to get some early sign-ups so I have an idea of how much work I can expect to be doing over the next few months or so
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I don't even want to think about fall clean-ups right now!!!

    I usually start in early-mid october (depending on weather). This year, I'm just questioning how in the world I am going to be able to get all of my accounts done, I just won't have the time I had in years past.
  5. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,579

    omg your starting right now??? the only thing dropping leaves right now are berch and sweetgum trees
  6. Painting Stripes 11

    Painting Stripes 11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    charge by the man hr . i charge 38.00 per man hr so if three guys r on 1 property for an hr. total is 114.00
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,379

    fall cleanups?...about 3 months away from now...long time
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I wondered who was going to take me seriously. :waving:
  9. lawnman24949

    lawnman24949 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    When the leaves drop and the customers ask.
  10. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    Regular, repeat, mowing customers will get 3 or 4 visits where I do cleanup in late October and November. We stay on top of it all Fall. I know from prior years how much to charge them.

    Random phone call get a $275 minimum to weed out the cheapos. We do them in 1 visit, based on when they call, first come first serve. I have a limited "inventory" of days I can allocate to the random callers, so I can be a little more picky than in the past.

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