What do you charge extra for on lawns?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wayne Landscaping, May 14, 2004.

  1. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I charge extra if the customer wants me to bag, if they have swingsets or any other annoying obstacles. JLC Services also gave me a good idea to charge extra for corner lots due to the extra amout of grass. So, what do you charge extra for?
  2. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    double cutting......
  3. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 204

    dog crap, pesky customers, and neighbors
  4. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    PITA customers are always get charged more.
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    animal fertilizer, if you know what I mean,

    everything else is usually factored into the price when I establish the contract with the client. some like it bagged all the time, and I usually charge an extra $5 to do so.

    the main thing is to charge for everything you are doing, so if you charge $25 for x amount of work, and the x amount of work goes up, so does the charge! it's the only way to stay on top.
  6. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Not really a question of charging "extra", only charging a price that will let you make a profit.......

    Each is as unique as they are typical.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    For every tree that knocks my hat off...I add .75...for every time I pick my hat up:D
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    many things: bagging, hills, a lot of trimming, fences, high liability areas, low hanging trees, wet areas, (too many more)
  9. Superior Lawn Care

    Superior Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I wouldnt call it charging extra unless you have somesort of a base price you charge all of you customers. i bid on the account according the how much time and effort it will take to get the job done. extraswould be if you do something extra that is not in the original contract.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    that is what basically I consider as well. All of the things I listed are what I look at when pricing the lawn

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