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Lawn Care Costs - Spreadsheet

After a recent post I sat down and looked at how we charge for lawn care and decided to try a formalise it a bit.

I have an idea about how much the franchises charge, but ultimately that is irrelevent as you have to charge according to your product and labour costs.

Having employed an ex-franchise employee I have some idea of how they did it and what they paid their guys.

So I've messed about with Excel and came up with a really basic excel - which is there for anyone to use.

It's self explanatory. I've gone back a revisited some of clients charges this year already and it's proved 'educational' !

I'm not saying it's perfect or right for everyone, but I got fed up trying to cost against rising product prices, repeated different requests etc and fag packets.

The data that is in there is now purely fictional - you've got to add your own products and costs and mark up

If it helps someone then that's a bonus....

Do you think I should leave the spreadsheet on the forum or make only available via LJN email box

Update : email me if you want a copy...

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  • PRO
    ...and the spreadsheet....

    I guess I will get 'feedback' !
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    • PRO
      Please can you send me a copy of the spreadsheet
  • PRO
    good idea
    i have been trying to do one for a yearly service ie scarify tine lawn sand weedfeed
    dontknow if any one has

    Gary RK said:
    ...and the spreadsheet....

    I guess I will get 'feedback' !
  • Nice one Gary

    A review of next years  costings on a wet , cold day coming up.

    Gary RK said:

    ...and the spreadsheet....

    I guess I will get 'feedback' !
  • PRO

    Cheers Gary, great help :)

  •  Interesting Thank you

  • PRO

    Ive emailed you for a copy.

    Many thanks

    Andrew

  • Hi Gary,

    I've been thinking along the same lines - working it all out by the meter. The advantage is that it allows you to give an estimate without having to see the lawn. I know each lawn is different and will require a an individual assessment but its a good starting point and removes the guess work.

    Yes Gary I would love a copy - thanks

    Jon 

  • I've emailed you for a copy too

    Thanks Gary

  • Hi Gary,

    What a good idea, I would be very grateful for a copy please.

    Thank you.

    Lloyd

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