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Largest Fall Clean up bill this year

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by tiedeman, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I went and looked at what would be the largest and most challenging leaf job this morning. Looks to be 35,000- 40,000 sf with a 3" blanket of leaves. I have a woodline to work with and priced it at $720. I'm hoping I can have it done in 7 hours. If it takes 10.. I'd still be okay.
  2. outsidepride

    outsidepride LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Heres ares we do it yearly we just blow off the driveway every week until leaves are down not one inch of grass, all ground cover 45000 Sqft

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  3. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Nice house, looks like alot of fun cleaning that one up

    Mine is about .5 acre. Lots of trees on side yard. Backyard is small with pool. Takes me about 2 hours to mulch leaves and then bag. I do it about 5 times through the fall and winter and charge them about 150 per cleanup.
  4. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    $4,200 for a cemetary. 20 yards of leaves. 3 days for nine guys. Extra time for sucking up all the leaves. We have already done it once, we get to have another 3 day affair after thanksgiving.
  5. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    damn 200+ labor hours... how much do you pay your guys?
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,864

    our biggest was a 3/4 acre property, with leaf removal, bed clean-outs, vegetable garden clearing/till, and hedge trimming. 35 man hours, $2k.

  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,685

    I cut them a break and charged only 950 I could not charged 1200 since the truck got filled and ate some hours getting in dumped. That ground cover is nasty but you have not lived too you do beds that cover 3/4ths of a 1 acre lawn where at the thickest they are 40 feet deep. And instead of the wussy stuff I saw in the pics the plants are mature 15 feet tall hollies and rodies 40 foot tall blue atlas cedars everything is huge. Now keep that in mind and then have them grow into each other and you have found a new meaning of hell.
  8. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    $8.00 dollars an hour for Labor
    $17.50 for top forman

    Everyone else averages out in between
  9. Jackman

    Jackman LawnSite Member
    from Zone
    Messages: 231

    These are Long Island wages :dizzy: , I would have thought double that or more..... Up here in the sticks nobody works for 8 dollars

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