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Price This Cleanup!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    One yard, about 3/4 of an acre with a solid 2-3 inches of leaves covering the entire property, and all the leaves have to be removed, no tarping and dumping in the woods. I barely ever turn away work, but I think this is just too much for my small operation (new business), since I don't have a truckloader, and the leaves are just way too thick to mulch up. What would you charge to do such a job?
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Maybe you should sub contract the job out to someone with a Walker GHS mower. Should handle it no problem.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    DMK, its hard to say without knowing what equipment you have and the capabilities of it. My questions to you:
    thickness of turf?
    what type of leaves?
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I can't give you a price for where you live.
    There are a few variables that I use to determine price. Is it a weekly customer, if not is there potential to become one. Is there add-on services that I can sell now or in the future. IE aeration, fert, dethatch.
    How much of the property is accessable for my Walker? If I can't get thru the back gate then we have a drastic increase in price. Is this a one time clean or do they want you once a week until all are gone?

    Lots of questions and they all add up to a general price range and the details differ from job to job and area to area so it isn't fair for me to give you a number.
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    We are looking at all oak leaves, the gates measure about 6 feet wide. The customer is a one time job. As far as equipment, I have numerous backpack blowers and an Exmark Metro with a metro mulch. I live in a relatively upscale area.
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    For pricing I was thinking of at least 600.
  7. mower

    mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    what town are you working in? I'm just curious.

  8. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005


    Mansfield , Foxboro, North Attleboro
  9. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    dmk You have a lot of work with that many oak leaves. I was in the same boat my first year I started this work, the person I bought accounts from didn`t do a fall cleanup and the leaves sat there all winter.I took the mulch kit off mower, and dead cut it to the middle of the yard. Then I ran bagger over to get most of them, then a backpack blower, and had to put all into plastic bags, and haul away. 120 bags whew!!! Go high on the price, because it will take a long time to do it. Now, with the lazer and ultra vac it would be a breeze to do, and I could make a lot more money on the job.
  10. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    Mow money,

    What would u charge, just curious?

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