Mulch or Bag - Price Difference?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DowntoEarth, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. DowntoEarth

    DowntoEarth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23


    I'm new to the Lawn Maintenance business so forgive me if this is an obvious question.

    Do ya'll charge extra to bag a customer's yard? or is it the same price as mulching their grass?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    If it takes me longer, you are gonna get charged more. And, more than likely, it will take me longer to bag a lawn than mulch it.
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Anything extra is charged!! I sway my customers away from bagging because it isn't as good for the yard and is more trouble for me.
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Big difference for bagged vs. discharge.
  5. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    My example.
    $20 stop fee + $1 per thou.
    To bag it, $20 stop fee and $2 per thou.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,742

    bagging price is extra.
  7. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Messages: 587

    i love the customers that want you to come out every other week and bag.

    not worth the trouble.
  8. hartlawnmain

    hartlawnmain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I use the same as Willis. It works and also deters them from wanting it bagged. explain to them the clippings actually supply nutrients to their turf.
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I will avoid bagging unless it needs to be done because of a mistake on my part. I will still charge extra because its so time consuming.

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