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spring clean up in Chi Town area $$$

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mike Heymann, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. mike Heymann

    mike Heymann LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 4

    Ok ok yep im a newbie. But I really want to know what the average $ is for a basic spring clean up. Im a asphalt contractor and I wanna find ways to stay busy. Thanks guys.:waving:
  2. Pro-lawns

    Pro-lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I charge $50.00 a hour with a two hour minum plus dump fees
  3. mike Heymann

    mike Heymann LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 4

    thanks that helps
  4. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    50/ hour if you have one helper. No matter what landscape service you provide you have to figure out your total man hours on the job. say you bring 2 guys and yourself. 3 people. the job will take 3 hours. You have to charge for 9 hours plus materials and equipment wear.

    For instance. In elmhurst, leaf clean-up, edge, aerate, fert. trim bushes. With 3 guys your done in about 1.5-2 hours. So I charge roughly 350. about 270 goes to labor, the other 70 for running the aerator and the 30bucks in fert.

    You, yourself make about 130, but for 2 hours, that's pretty good. Now just fill your schedule and soon you'll have to open a bank account.

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