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Spring Clean-ups

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by RJHLandscaping, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey Guys just starting out on my own. I bought an existing company and offer many new services, including spring clean-up. As I have been out of the biz for a few years I was wondering what a fair clean-up price was. Right now I cahrge for two cuts, but I feel as though I am ripping myself off. D.C. area
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Well it kinda depends on what all your clean-ups include.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    $45.00 per man hour.
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    If your working the upper northwest area your are!!!!!

    There are tons of leaves and debris in that area I would try to get at least 75hour for 2 ,plus disposal if there's a lot.

    What area are you working?
  5. Mark Lawncare

    Mark Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    When you say try to get 75 dollars an hour for two, do you mean you charge by the hour or do you price the job so you get 75 an hour for two? Thanks for any info.
  6. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Price the job so you can get 75hour for 2.
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    this what I would suggest that has always worked for me to keep up with the current rates. Do a search, and write down the figures. Add them up, divide by the number to get the average price. Also you need to know your overhead costs per hour and how much you want to make.
  8. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Lawnzz, thank you. I work in Potomac and Rockville. I ripped myself off and knew it before it left my lips. Can someone help with thatch, seed, and fertilizer pricing. I have until now only run crews

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