Standard Services in Florida

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lsylvain, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 779

    I've noticed around here that I see a lot of add on services down here in Florida. Does anyone just mow? are there standard add ons that everyone expects? It just seems like all the companies I see down here are full maintanance. Any thoughts?
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    What do you consider a "standard" ADD-ON?
  3. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Mow,edge trim and ot of there. Everything else is alacart.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I have two companies

    Simply mowing
    mow, edge, line trim, blow
    1/4 acre lot $25 weekly service billed to credit card
    add $5 for corner lot
    add $5 for canal front
    add $7.50 for EOW service
    add $5 if between 1/4 and 1/3 acre
    no lots over 1/3 acre

    Gross lot size. I don't care what the turf dimensions are unless there is no house.

    No other stuff done by this company.

    Second company
    Precision Lawncare

    Basic package:
    Mow, edge, line trim, blow
    ornamental trimming
    weed control
    fertilizer / turf pest control
    irrigation maintenance

    ala carte

    seasonal color

    Starting at $225 per month

    one time items
    general clean up
    tree trimming
    tree removal
    inside pest control
    Irrigation repair
    landscape installation
    Landscape removal
    bobcat work

    AND no I don't do all those things myself. I sub stuff out. But it all goes through my company and the client just wants it done with one phone call, so I do it and they pay.
  6. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    basic account is cut,weedtrim,stick edge,blow.raking xtra
  7. mowerparts

    mowerparts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    We do mow, edge, weed wack, and blow as our standard service.
    Spray round-up $5.00 on standard size bed. price goes up from there.
    Hedges are extra cost.
    If they want full service all of the above is included.
    Fertilization is done by a licesnd(sp) company.:blob1:
  8. Rich's LS

    Rich's LS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    We offer full service here... there are several companies in this area that do that and the mow blow and go is few and far between....
  9. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Round up at $5?????

    3 oz per gallon mix rate
    $.43 per gallon ball park price
    .5 gallon per yard

    cost of chemicals per application

    labor 15 minutes billed
    @ $30/hr $7.50
    @ $45/hr $11.25
    @ $60/hr $15.00

    labor 15 minutes cost
    @ $8.00/ hr $2.00
    @11.00 / hr $2.75
    @15.00 / hr $3.75

    Just an illustration, you are barely covering your costs / losing money once you figure in overhead and equipment.

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