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Fall Clean Ups?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by yardsmowed, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. yardsmowed

    yardsmowed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    How popular and lucrative are fall clean ups in your area? Blow and vac leaves. What else??
  2. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    Cutting back ornamentals, removing tree limbs, they get pretty pricey quickly, the best thing you can do is invest in the proper equipment to get the job done as fast as possible without the quality suffering. The window here for them is tiny. Few weeks max.
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  3. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    finding a place to dump the debris can also be a challenge, last year I piled stuff up at the end my property to decompose but after this year, i wont have any more room
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    What ever blows goes. Remove leaves, pick up fallen branches. Trimming, pruning, mowing are all extra.

    Other people on here before me started doing weekly fall clean ups. They start blowing out the beds and then bag when mowing the lawn to clean up the leaves. This continues the mowing season throughout the month of October. Even that lawns where the growth has slowed down you still mow them EOW.

    Then I offer non mowing customers one cleanup visit or weekly clean up Starting first week of November and finish up the first week of December. They get three visits before Thanksgiving one last visit the week after.

  5. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Fall cleanups and leaves are very lucrative. Depending on where you're at will determine how much time you've got to work with. A couple months is all there is in the northeast, depending on where youre at and the weather, so the window is small. October and November and hopefully December will provide some time. Because of time, big blowers, leaf loader, and a leaf plow, IMO, are a must.

    As to where to dump, you can take everything to the dump or start looking early for places looking for "fill" and you'll have a place to dump for free.
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    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
  6. smlc451

    smlc451 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Fall cleanups bring in 300-600$ or more. Hope you have a big trailer, we can fill ours up quite fast.

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