Spring cleanup package

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gunputt, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. gunputt

    gunputt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Was wondering if you guys have certain basic things you do for spring cleanups, or if you just discuss with the customer what they want done.

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  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Each customer and job is specific to it's own needs and what the customer wants. I will do a little or all, whatever they want. Always trying to sell as much as possible though.
  3. lawncare

    lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    The way I do it is see what they want done giv'em a price while im there working ill point out other things such as gutters,trimming tree limbs etc. Which in turn raise the price (since I already scouted out on the first visit) kinda sneaky but ita living.
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    See what has to be done then tell them Ill do this this this for $

    anything added add on to price.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i usually tell them what i normally do for a clean up i.e.:

    power broom sand off lawn
    blow all leaves out of beds
    de thatch
    bag and discard of sticks that came down

    then give em my usual price.
  6. Up sell always up selling
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    We've done thousands of clean-ups over the years. I have 1-2 crews dedicated to just doing clean-ups from spring to late summer.

    I find the best thing to do is listen to the customer when they call you. There are two basic types of clean-up customers.

    1) The person who doesn't know really what needs to be done. They just know their yard looks like crap want everything cleaned up and they don't want to do it themselves.

    2) The person who only wants a few select things done, and nothing else.

    A lot of times I can tell which one this person is before they are done speaking. But if not, I just say, "How would you like me to do this estimate? I can go by and tell you what I think needs to be done or you can tell me exactly what you want me to do."
    It's important to know which one you are talking to because you #1 will be easy to upsale things like mulch too whereas #2 will begin to get annoyed with you if you suggest other things that they didn't mention.

    To answer your initial question; yes, we do have a basic clean-up package that I find most places need. That consists of; pruning + hedge trimming, weeding the flowerbeds, mowing and edging the lawn, and raking leaves. In addition, some places need new mulch or an additional service, I will itemize those services in an additional estimate so they can decide whether they want the basic clean-up or if they want to add on my other suggestions.
  8. I offer everything individualy.

    I do not offer a package.

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