what to charge

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by HOLLYWOOD6973, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Messages: 77

    We did a lot of weeding for a regular customer and cut up a large tree limb that came down from a Storm. Myself and 3 of my workers were there for 4 hours, and had filled the dump truck.

    I usually charge $ a man hr. + dumping, but $480 + dump fee seems a Little high for weeding and removing a tree limb .

    Whats you though
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    We did a lot of weeding

    Sounds about right to me.................
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I'd be hard pressed to charge $30/hr for pulling weeds.
    Just my opinion.
  4. firststarkid

    firststarkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    why not i charge $35 for pulling weeds. so 480 sounds just fine.
  5. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I'm charging $20-30 per man hour just to pull weeds. But, I have the time to do it.
  6. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    dvmcmrhp52, I know exactly how you feel. Charging $30 an hour seems high for plucking weeds, but at the same time you have be honest with yourself and consider what your time and what your 'professional' work is worth.

    More than once I've told people that they could probably find some school kids to pull their weeds for less, but I have also explained to them the difference between hiring kids and professionals.

    Hollywood, if your clients know you as being professional, and as being hard working, then I wouldn't lower my standard.
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i charge full rate for weed pulling.
    it is the job everyone hates the most.
    i had a job where wh had to move 36 tond of 4" rock by hand and wheelbarrow 175' and spread under a building.
    i had an employee bed me to let him go to hual the rock instead of him doing the weed pulling i had him scheduled for that day

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