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how is fall cleaning going

The Cowboy

LawnSite Senior Member
I can do one acre lots with a light leaf cover for about $250. i get about 60 bucks per hour. I mulch most of my leaves. I think you are pretty fair if not a bit low. You won't be able to retire at 40 with that kind of price. Are you solo?
 

K.Carothers

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Pittsburgh, Pa
willretire@40 said:
I am not doing to good with fall cleaning. Almost everyone is saying that i am to high for example 1/4 lot with light leave cover is about $75 including all flower beds. Leaves are alot of work and right now i am having a hard time making $40 an hour. So am i to HIGH?

I hear you. It seems that everyone wants something for nothing. Leaf cleanup sucks. Your customers should be happy that you only charge $40/hr to make their yard look good. The problem is that the customers think you put that $40 dollars straight into your pocket. I'm sick of those customers.

kc
 

daveintoledo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
northwest ohio
here, NO ONE is going to pay you 60 per hour for leaf cleanup.... you would starve......

thats why next year im doing things different....only existing lawn customers are getting leaf cleanups,
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
We've been finished since we had 3" of snow on the 5th and then 9 more inches on the 9th this month...just fine with me.
 

Reliable1

LawnSite Member
Location
Chesapeake, Va
@40, I'm here with you in the Hampton Roads area. I say stick to your price or charge more to cover all expenses and still make a profit. If the customers want your service, they will pay. Just my .02.
 

Jpocket

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
DEL-MAR-VA
willretire@40 said:
I am not doing to good with fall cleaning. Almost everyone is saying that i am to high for example 1/4 lot with light leave cover is about $75 including all flower beds. Leaves are alot of work and right now i am having a hard time making $40 an hour. So am i to HIGH?
Don't drop your prices, one thing I don't budge on is leaf clean ups the job is a PIA, they are paying you so they don't have to do it, stick with your pricing.
 
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willretire@40

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
VA
yeah i hear you all but people just dont want to pay anything and it really sucks worse then the actual leaf work which really sucks. I am only using a quick 36 and accelator bag and mulch kit. The only thing i need is a redmax because my blower sucks when it comes to blowing out thick flower beds. husky 145bt.
 
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