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How much extra for bagging?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by detroitjoker, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. detroitjoker

    detroitjoker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Hello all,

    I was wondering what you guys charge for bagging. I have been telling my customers that I am gonna hold off until Oct 31 until bagging, but some yards are just accumulating leaves more than others, and I dont think I am gonna make it.
    I was wondering what you guys do with this and how to go about it. Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. Wittapp

    Wittapp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    I charge them what I would charge for leaf removal. That is essentialy what you are doing. I started my leaf removal today. looks like the way the weather is, they well be coming down slow this year. Probably won't be finished for a month or so
    Dave in Dayton
     
  3. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    for just leaf removal from turf, not bed or patios ect I charge double the lawn cutting rate for weekly leaf removal, and three times the rate for bi weekly leaaaf removal from turf only. All other fall / leaf clean-ups are priced by the hour. hope this helps you out.
     
  4. milike

    milike LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 169

    Charge em...extra work requires extra cost....but you could always stick around and burn them for them..then no cost ...right???
     
  5. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 208

    extra time usually figures to be 10-15 bucks. probably should be more but figure they stick with me all year and when Im blowing dust around in the summer it all makes up for it
     
  6. hillbilly_lawnboy

    hillbilly_lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    i agree to charge double atleast. ive never had anyone complain yet when i double the price to clean up leaves
     
  7. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    You might be able to squeak out another week or 2 by mulching the leaves.
     

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