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I offer anything they want and charge as much as I can
It depends on the property. The basic service is just getting any leaves that may have blown into the beds or the corners, picking up the larger sticks and putting the bagger on and mowing. Some of the properties I service really don't get a spring cleanup, I just spend a few minutes extra on my first mow.
On other properties it includes removing any dead stalks and leaves from the flower beds, blowing and/or raking the entire turf area, possible dethatching, ferlizer, overseeding, new mulch in the beds, edging of the beds, etc. I usually charge hourly for all cleanups, spring and fall, because it can vary year to year. Saves me the time and effort of having to make a seperate trip to give an estimate and get it approved. Most of my customers are long-time regulars.
What snow? I wish we had some. Just one plowable storm so far this season, they keep hitting south of us.
I generally don't mulch leaves in the spring. There's really nowhere for them to hide until the grass starts coming in and I try to get most of my cleanups done before then. In fact I do most of them without the mowers because the ground is still pretty soft.