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Help With Lawn Contracts

rogerslawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Lorain,Ohio
Can you guys give me examples of different contracts used. We are trying to put a new one together to be more detailed but not scare the customer away. I'm not sure on legal issues in Ohio of what we can and cannot use. We billed on the 1st and the fifteenth last year but we want go once a month with 15 days net this year but the more it is stretched the more likely we will have collection problems. Your thoughts may help.
 

paponte

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Islandia, N.Y.
I would send you a copy of mine, but you WILL scare customers away. Our maintenance contract is 7 pages this year. but it WILL cya! :cool:
 
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rogerslawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Lorain,Ohio
If you would be willing to e-mail that 7 pages to me that would be great and I imagine there will be some useful guides there for me. Thank You
 

therainman

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
paponte.. I also would be very interested in your 7 pages.. ours made it to two and we thought that might scare people....
please email me
 

DFW Area Landscaper

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
DFW, TX
Paponte,

I know the feeling. I'm starting my second year in the business. I've had to increase my service agreement from 8.5X11 to 8.5X14. I had to use pretty small fonts to get it all on one page.

There's a heck of a lot more to landscape maintenance than just mowing.

This year's contract includes all of the following as standard service offerings:

Weekly Lawn Mowing
Bi-Weekly Lawn Mowing
Bed Weed Control
Lawn Ferilization and Weed Control
Fire Ant Control
Seasonal Color Install
Seasonal Color Soil Ammendment
Seasonal Color Maintenance
Cypress Mulch/Bed Clean Up
Shrub Trimming & Pruning
Autumn Leaf Clean Up
Shrub & Small Tree Insect Prevention
Landscape Design & Proposal
Grub Prevention
Irrigation System Analysis
Irrigation Control Service
Winter Rye Overseed

Later,
DFW Area Landscaper
 
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