So here i am again another season about to be underway in april and once again looking for good employees to work for me. Ive made some connections threw the years but now they experienced well trained reliable help wants a starting salary of 15 per hour. I dont have a problem paying it if there worth it. Oh and hardscaping most guys want 18 plus an hour, just wondering what everyone elses labor rates are in my area or wherever im up in north nj. Seems as the years go on the labor wants more money because they know its hard to get guys that show up and work there ass off.