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Should I charge summer rates in winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by flascaper, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. flascaper

    flascaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I was putting together a bid and was having problems with the winter. I will need to cut only twice per month now do I need to charge em for those two services only? Or is it the same year round.
  2. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 12

    Take the total number of visits, for you probably 42, times the amount you need to make each visit, divide by 12 = monthly fee.

    ie: 42 x 45 = 1890 / 12 = 157.5 monthly fee.

    Just make sure they understand it is a prorated fee.
  3. flascaper

    flascaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Ok you are in florida Im lucky to get 35 per service around here. There are guys with flyers for flat rates of 50 to 70 dollars per month. I want to charge 140 per month for these avg size yards you know how they are. So when lets say dec-apr I still want to charge the same but I really will not be coming around more than twice a month. 9 mos x 140 = 1260 for those 3 or sometimes 4 months do i need to cut that in half. Thats my question.

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