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Opinions on maintenance charge

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by MDLawn, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284


    Bush Trimming
    2 Yards Mulch
    4.5 hours labor
    dumping fee


    it's already billed so I am not looking for an estimate just opinions on my charge.
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Sounds about right for my market.

    I would maybe try to push for closer to 415. But, you might end up having to do a little more labor, so that would push you up.
  3. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    If it take you less then 3 man hrs to do the trimmng YES . If you alreadeay have that in your man hrs Thats good. Unless your dump fee is more then mine !!.
    I would take it if I had the time to do it !!!
  4. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Charged it no problem and even got a phone call compliment. I agree with the over $400 although his lawn is a super easy cut and is at one of my higher prices so I give him a little deal. Great customer too, super easy to work with. Hoping for referrals from him.

    Thanks guys.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,277

    Sounds like you made out pretty good. I'd even rather charge a little less here and there if I know the customer is worth it.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    seems alright
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    Would be a little higher in my area [400.00] but not bad.
  8. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Thought about this a little. Forgot to charge the windshield time to the dump, arrggh. I had to split it into 2 days because I started it at the end of the day and only included time I spent at the property. It isn't as close as I would like it to be but it is free to dump. (yes I have figured it out that it is cheaper to drive the extra mile or two than pay at the nearer dump) That would have brought it over $400. I seem to forget things like that, just put my head down and get to working and only think about those hours. Again they are a great maintenance customer that never complains about dumb stuff so they are a joy to work for.
  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Sounds about right to me.
  10. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    pretty fair price depending on how many bushes you have

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