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Midwest clean-ups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Pugsly, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Pugsly

    Pugsly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Just like the other post for the NE. This is for the midwest.

    I just finished a cleanup. BIG MISTAKE taking this one. Way underbid this one! Live and learn I guess. This lady hadn't done any clean ups in at least 2 or 3 years. last years perinals were so thick and the new ones were coming up around them. The thorns on the bushes kept snagging me, what a nightmare!

    She also wan't the beds turned over and a sharp edge put between the bed and turf. this also was never done. Seeing that i yet have anything for this type of work besides the trusty hoe, shovel, rake. My back hurts, my hands hurt. aghhhhh.

    Thank goodness i have no more of those and am concentrating on cuts now only.
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    I think we have all had a few of those type of cleanup nightmares. Toss in some swirling wind to make it worse. One more reason to do a better job in the Fall, it makes the task much easier come Spring.

    Hopefully this bidding oversight will pay off throughout the rest of the season.
  3. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 57

    did a clean-up the other day that did not have a fall clean-up, charged her 100.00 difference from the regular price. been windy here as well, not quite cutting yet.
  4. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    no cutting, about half cleanups done alot
    of blowing leaves hard to make stuff
    look nice.

    Supposed to have some snow, its
    lightning now so ill have 2 days off now.
    Were real dry,

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