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    Okay folks,

    I have tried without success to find a thread where people put their average charge for various services. Because I could not find one, I figured I'd either ask for someone to post the link to that conversation, OR, I would be willing to take the values that you reply with and average them all out. I guess that what I'm looking for are the prices for services including, but not limited to:
    1. Mulching- Do you charge by the hour, yard of mulch, delivery, etc
    2. Fertilizing-
    3. Clean-Up-
    4. Sod work-
    5. Seeding-
    6. Aeration-
    7. Dethatching-
    8. Gutter Cleaning-
    9. Power Washing-
    10. Landscaping Services- Bed shaping, edging, plantings, etc
    11. Construction- Walkways, decks, etc
    12. Tree Trimming-
    13. Weeding-
    14. Snow Removal-
    15. Stone work- River rock, etc
    ETC...

    Now, I realize that every job can be different, and I get that what you quote will be different for every job. However, I am looking for the number that is in your head that you use to make quotes. I also understand that there are a lot of factors that can be found on the calculators on this site that include truck payments, etc, but I just lump all that together and say I want to make $xx dollars per hour.

    Sorry so long-winded, but I'd greatly appreciate all of your input. This could be a great list if we get as many people to respond as possible.

    Thanks,

    Jason
    Young's Home/Lawn Care
    Fort Wayne, IN

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    Okay folks,

    I have tried without success to find a thread where people put their average charge for various services. Because I could not find one, I figured I'd either ask for someone to post the link to that conversation, OR, I would be willing to take the values that you reply with and average them all out. I guess that what I'm looking for are the prices for services including, but not limited to:
    1. Mulching- Do you charge by the hour, yard of mulch, delivery, etc
    2. Fertilizing-
    3. Clean-Up-
    4. Sod work-
    5. Seeding-
    6. Aeration-
    7. Dethatching-
    8. Gutter Cleaning-
    9. Power Washing-
    10. Landscaping Services- Bed shaping, edging, plantings, etc
    11. Construction- Walkways, decks, etc
    12. Tree Trimming-
    13. Weeding-
    14. Snow Removal-
    15. Stone work- River rock, etc
    ETC...

    Now, I realize that every job can be different, and I get that what you quote will be different for every job. However, I am looking for the number that is in your head that you use to make quotes. I also understand that there are a lot of factors that can be found on the calculators on this site that include truck payments, etc, but I just lump all that together and say I want to make $xx dollars per hour.

    Sorry so long-winded, but I'd greatly appreciate all of your input. This could be a great list if we get as many people to respond as possible.

    Thanks,

    Jason
    Young's Home/Lawn Care
    Fort Wayne, IN
    My quotes:

    1. Mulching - $35 a hour to spread. I charge the customer the amount of mulch and delivery fee as well.
    2. Fertilizing - $30 a hour
    3. Clean-Up - $35 a hour
    4. Sod work - Don't do
    5. Seeding - Don't do
    6. Aeration - Depends on size, but I charge $25 on
    7. Dethatching - Don't do
    8. Gutter Cleaning - Don't do
    9. Power Washing - Don't do
    10. Landscaping Services- Bed shaping, edging, plantings, etc - $35 a hour
    11. Construction - Don't do
    12. Tree Trimming - $35 a hour
    13. Weeding - $30 a hour
    14. Snow Removal - Don't do
    15. Stone work - Don't do

    Another one to add - Composting - I charge $35 a hour on this as well. Customer is responsible for delivery charge and amount for product. I roll it all up into one price though and charge customer or I give them the option to roll it into the annual package to make it easier that a $200 - $300 one time charge.

    Hope this helps.

    Matt

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    • #3
      Thanks Matt! That's exactly what I am looking for. So, if you only take 20 minutes for a Fert job, do you only charge approx 10 dollars or do you have a minimum?

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      • #4
        Thanks Matt! That's exactly what I am looking for. So, if you only take 20 minutes for a Fert job, do you only charge approx 10 dollars or do you have a minimum?
        Yes, something like that. Just depends as I want to include some of the time that it takes me to go pick the bags up every week or so. I actually put a proposal together today and estimated that it would cost the customer $10 for the fertilizer on a 1645 sf yard and that it would take me about 20 -25 minutes to complete. I told customer I would charge them $30 for my time and for the fertilizer. So was a little more than $10 for every 20 minutes. I felt stingy.

        Matt

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        • #5
          You should have a minimum charge. Use the hourly charge you decide on as your mimimum.
          http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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          • #6
            My quotes:
            ... 2. Fertilizing - $30 a hour ...
            How do you charge by the hour for fertilizing? I charge by the square foot.

            A 20k square feet lawn takes about 30 minutes. I charge $79. Using your formula I'd only get $15 putting down $40 of material.

            ... a 1645 sf yard and that it would take me about 20 -25 minutes ...
            That should only take about 2 minutes.
            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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            • #7
              Okay folks,

              I have tried without success to find a thread where people put their average charge for various services. Because I could not find one, I figured I'd either ask for someone to post the link to that conversation, OR, I would be willing to take the values that you reply with and average them all out. I guess that what I'm looking for are the prices for services including, but not limited to:
              1. Mulching- Do you charge by the hour, yard of mulch, delivery, etc
              2. Fertilizing-
              3. Clean-Up-
              4. Sod work-
              5. Seeding-
              6. Aeration-
              7. Dethatching-
              8. Gutter Cleaning-
              9. Power Washing-
              10. Landscaping Services- Bed shaping, edging, plantings, etc
              11. Construction- Walkways, decks, etc
              12. Tree Trimming-
              13. Weeding-
              14. Snow Removal-
              15. Stone work- River rock, etc
              ETC...

              Now, I realize that every job can be different, and I get that what you quote will be different for every job. However, I am looking for the number that is in your head that you use to make quotes. I also understand that there are a lot of factors that can be found on the calculators on this site that include truck payments, etc, but I just lump all that together and say I want to make $xx dollars per hour.

              Sorry so long-winded, but I'd greatly appreciate all of your input. This could be a great list if we get as many people to respond as possible.

              Thanks,

              Jason
              Young's Home/Lawn Care
              Fort Wayne, IN
              1. Mulching- $35 a yard to install plus the cost of the mulch and delivery
              2. Fertilizing- Dont do
              3. Clean-Up- $45 an hour +disposal fee and materials
              4. Sod work- to many possiblities to list a price
              5. Seeding- "same"
              6. Aeration- $40 for a typical lot
              7. Dethatching- $50-100 depending on the size and amount of material that needs to be cleaned up.
              8. Gutter Cleaning- $1.00 per foot, more for wierd roofs or poor access, etc
              9. Power Washing- no longer offer this service
              10. Landscaping Services- Bed shaping, edging, plantings, etc $45-50 an hour
              11. Construction- Walkways, decks, etc dont do
              12. Tree Trimming- Tree and hedge trimming is dependent on size and variety for pricing. Could be $5 a shrub to a few hundred dollars.
              13. Weeding- Typically $45 an hour
              14. Snow Removal- $25-40 per drive.
              15. Stone work- River rock, etc

              Just like the industry average I try to bring in about $45 per man hour. This covers my overhead leaves me a nice profit and pays for my time. If I can I will charge more. I dont however price by the hour. I always price by the job. I know how long it will take me to perform a job and price accordingly.

              Jay

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              • #8
                Thanks a ton, Jay!! That's exactly the general figures I'm looking for. I know all jobs are different and I don't want to be one of those "low ballets" nor do I want to be too expensive. Thanks for your great response.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, smart phones are great sometimes. I meant "low BALLERS" :-) but the phone apparently knew better.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, smart phones are great sometimes. I meant "low BALLERS" :-) but the phone apparently knew better.
                    HAHA, yeah. There's a web site dedicated to autocorrect fun:
                    http://damnyouautocorrect.com/4769/really-hungry/
                    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                    • #11
                      How do you charge by the hour for fertilizing? I charge by the square foot.

                      A 20k square feet lawn takes about 30 minutes. I charge $79. Using your formula I'd only get $15 putting down $40 of material.

                      That should only take about 2 minutes.
                      Well this shows my lack of experience. I've only done small yards so far. If it is something that big then yes will be more money and I guess it wouldn't be by the hour. When I say 20 minutes to do that I'm adding in the time for me to go get fertilizer, etc.. I don't store anything in my garage as it is crowded enough with equipment.

                      I use a simple Scotts spreader. What do you use if it is a 11k s.f. lawn?

                      Matt

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                      • #12
                        ... What do you use if it is a 11k s.f. lawn?
                        I use this for everything:

                        I should have gone with the Andersons SR-2000 but I didn't have the cash at the time.

                        I may step up to a PermaGreen some day.
                        Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                        • #13
                          I use this for everything:

                          I should have gone with the Andersons SR-2000 but I didn't have the cash at the time.

                          I may step up to a PermaGreen some day.
                          Man that is nice! I want one badly!!! Lot's of fun growing the business slowly and buying better and better equipment.

                          Matt

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