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Price for Leaf Cleanup's?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    How much do you charge in relation to the price to mow and trim it? I mean the same lawn. double?
     
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    Too tough to say. Bid higher than you think, Soon you realize how deep (and heavy) those leaves REALLY are! Plus all the lawn furniture, dog toys, sticks, rocks, etc. buried under.
    Where are you taking the leaves? to the curb? tarping and throwing into your truck? leaf loader? Easy access? or do you have to drag tarps or move the leaves somehow through a 32" gate?

    Dont forget that autumn weather likes to play games- you give a quote on a nice dry beautiful autumn day, then go to do the cleanup in the rain, and all the leaves are frozen to the ground!!
    Too many variables to throw out a price without seeing each and every site.
     
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    It all depends. I have some accounts that are only 2 times the weekly rate. While some others are 10 times. It almost always takes longer than you think.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    The few lawns I have to do are pretty simple. Big, but I just blow the leaves into the woods with the mower where I can and where i cant I blow them into a pile and pick them and throw them into the back of the truck and back up to the woods and toss em out. Little blowing. I was thinking of charging double the price of a mow & trim plus blowing which varies depending on the lawn. So one lawn that I get $100 for, I was going to charge $220 for the cleanup, took me 3 hours and 45 mins. I also do 2-4 cleanups. Not one big one.
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

  6. meadow2

    meadow2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    100 per hour 2 guys if not you will make 0 dollars
     
  7. Tim's Lawn Care LLC.

    Tim's Lawn Care LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    2 men, $80. an hour!
     

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