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 Post subject: wanting to start a lawncare business
PostPosted: November 4th, 2008, 10:20 pm 
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Hello my name is Matt and I am wanting to start my own lawn care business.I am wondering how do you charge for cutting grass.Is it by the hour?If so how do I know what how much?And how about raking leaves etc.?This is my first time on an online forum so please bare with me.


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 Post subject: Re: wanting to start a lawncare business
PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 10:12 pm 
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I have been cutting lawns for over 25 years now, and I have learned shortly after the first year is to charge by the season.
If you charge by the hour some customers will complain if you take 20 minutes to cut a lawn and charge them for 1 hour.
They don't realize that is takes time and gas to get to and from their lawn.
All my customers pay by the season, and never has one questioned my time being on their lawn. Just make sure your their weekly or bi weekly, whatever your contract with them states.

Spring and fall clean up is of course extra, and is charged on your hourly rate per man hour.


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 Post subject: Re: wanting to start a lawncare business
PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 11:06 pm 
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Thank you for your advise it is greatly appreaciated.How would I find out how much to charge?And what is it based on eg.(sq/ft)?


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