Lawn care services to offer all year long.

If you aren’t keeping your lawn care business busy all year long and you want to, consider some of these service suggestions that came from a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Compare the list of services suggested here, to your annual services and you may find there are quite a few more services you could be offering customers while being able to charge more for them as well. Don’t just think this only applies to commercial lawn care customers, you could potentially include this list in with your annual lawn care agreements for residential customers as well.

One property management company employee wrote “I am working as an adviser to a property management company to assist them in putting together a landscape maintenance schedule for their sites. As with most property management companies that have been taking the lowest bidder their sites have deteriorated. I am working with them to put together a schedule and maintenance plan so that all of the bidding contractors are bidding apples to apples. I have already put together the expectations list however I am struggling with putting together and actual yearly maintenance schedule by week. I do understand that weekly schedules are for reference purpose only. Could anyone assist me with this?”

A lawn care business owner suggested “depending on where you are located, it can make a big difference in the services you will need and when you will need them. In my area of the northeast, we usually do something like this:

  • Spring cleanup (usually 7-12 times mowing price for us)
  • Edge and Mulch (don’t just put the average add 2 inches of mulch verbiage in there — nobody should ever should simply just lay down two new inches of mulch. That’s simply how deep the new and composted layer should total — every request for proposal form has this in it, and it drives me crazy!!)
  • Mowing (weekly, 22 weeks)
  • Install annuals (June 1-12th)
  • bi weekly weeding during mowing visit June 1-Sept 30th (8 visits)
  • Trim hedges (late june, early july)
  • Trim hedges (quick touch up, late august, early sept)
  • Fall prep (cut down perennials, pull annuals, last minute weeding)
  • Fall cleanup (Oct 28th - nov 15th) (usually 7-12 times mowing price for us).”

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