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Question about Leaf Cleanups

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by googles, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Just curious on what is a fair hourly price to charge my customers for leaf cleanup if I have a 3 man crew? and what do you charge hourly if you are using a 2 man crew? since at times I will only use 2 guys on some houses? Ps. I will be using mainly blowers if that helps. Thanks
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    IMO it's really specific to your area.

    What do you get an hour for mowing?

    I double that per guy for the cleanups.
  3. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    nobody has any ideas? please give me some feedback.
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    ir depends on what equipment you are using.
    we get $35.00/man hour plus equipment

    with 2 guys it's $70.00/hr.

    do a search and you'll find how to calculate equipment costs
  5. googles

    googles LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    basically i am just looking to see what everyone charges per man hours. either 2 or 3 man crew.
  6. Ren

    Ren LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I do fall cleanups solo and bill myself out at $60 minimum per hour and sometimes up to $80. When I started 4 years ago, my coach at Lesco told me that most landscapers in this area try to get at least $60 an hour. I get to $80 an hour when the cleanup looks like a $250 cleanup but I end up getting it done in 3 hours. I use the back pack to blow it on the lawn, 60" hustler to grind it down 10 to 1 and then pick it up with the Hustler with leaf basket. Most of my cleanups here allow me to dump the ground up leaves in the woods or a compost pile. Hope that helps.
  7. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    Googles, yard pro is right. do a quick search on fall cleanups and you will get a ton of links to valuable information.

    I get about $40-$80 per man hour. depending on how long it takes you and the equipment you use. That's all.

    Call a few local landscaping, act dumb, and ask them how much it would cost to do your yard. Around here, it's $100/per hour. That tells me that they also charge $50/man hour. 3 people = $150. It might take you less, but you will get it right.

    take care.
  8. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    75 a hour for 2 for 3 it's 105.
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    example:yesterday: 2 good /experienced guys with good blowers. one job 60 min for $160. next job $150 for 60 min. a trained crew of two should easily gross $70-90 per man hr while on the job, for leaf cleanup
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Come on now! In a thread from a couple weeks ago you wrote:

    "I just did this yard today (the intermediate fall cleanup with no flower bed cleanup) for $85. It took me 4 hrs (2 people). Did I underprice this job?".

    Now this week you are getting $40-$80 per man hour?????

    Anyway, to the original post, it depends on what you need to charge to make a profit. If you can charge $25 an hour and make a profit, then that's what you charge (not too likely though). If you have to charge $50-60 an hour to make a profit, then that's what you charge.
    Just be sure to factor in ALL your costs of doing business.

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