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Leaf Blowing/Removal Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Eden Lawns, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Eden Lawns

    Eden Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm based in the Southeast and this is my first year in the business. How should I charge for leaf blowing and/or removal? (I know blowing them into a pile in the street is a different cost from removal) And what is the best and most effecient way to remove them?

  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    you can blow/rake them into a pile by the street but in my experience this takes way too long and is alot of work...especially if it is alot of leaves or if they are kindof wet because as the leaves pile up they are harder to blow as you are trying to blow them to the side of the street...the easiest way i've found is to blow the leaves out of the flower beds and stuff into the yard with the rest of the leaves....then run over them with a lawnmower mulching them into the yard or if you don't have a mulching mower just keep cutting them up until they disappear into the grass (you may have to go over the yard a few times)...or if you have a bagging mower you can use that but you will fill it up pretty quickly...i would say charge a little more than what you would charge for a normal grass cut since you will probably have to go over the grass more than just one time to cut the leaves up properly
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  3. the ace

    the ace LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 147

    If you charge by the leaf you could retire this year.
  4. Eden Lawns

    Eden Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for the feedback, kilgoja. Much appreciated.
  5. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    no problem

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