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Landscape Gardener (commercial maintenance)

We have an open position for an experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardener, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company due to contiuned expansion. Based in west Surrey, we work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: Experience in commercial grounds / estates maintenance with practical handyman skills Presentable

Experienced landscaper

Lawnswood Landscapes are currently looking for an experienced hard landscaper to work on a variety of projects Based in Southwick over the past 9 years we have established an excellent reputation for our work and now looking to expand due to our increased work load. The ideal candidate will need to have at least 4

Casual help with soft landscaping

Seeking  some temporary help at a 4.5 acre garden in Oxforshire. A friendly team, we need help with preparing the garden for an upcoming event. All aspects of soft landscaping and garden care, some hard landscaping useful too.

gardener / domestic garden maintenance

Due to continued expansion and demand for our services we are looking for a new team member to join our small successful garden maintenance business. The applicants should be enthusiastic, fit, hard-working and able to hit the ground running with a willingness to learn. a full clean uk driving license is essential (minor points accepted)

Maintenance gardener

We are looking for a full time maintenance gardener to join our busy team. We deal solely with private, top end gardens in the Richmond area of South West London. Applicant must have a working knowledge of common garden plants and experience with the usual maintenance tools. A driving licence is preferred. Applicant must be

Landscaper

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats. As the UK’s most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is  currently looking to

Hard Landscaping Specialist

Hard and soft landscaping specialist immediate start for the right person, must have construction skills in all areas ie block, stone, brick etc. good rates of pay, initially self employed. This is a great opportunity for the right person, as nearing 70 years of age I need to step back a little. So if you

Landscaper

Skilled landscaper required for immediate start with family run business installing high end landscaping projects in Gloucestershire.

Gardener required Saffron Walden

Great opportunity to work in a large developing garden  as Assistant to the head Gardener,  in a large country estate featured on our website. Also working at various other locations. Must be enthusiastic, hard working, motivated and a good team player. RHS qualified preferred. An ability to manage others and a Drivers licence.

Hard Landscaping Assistant

We are looking for a landscaping assistant to join our friendly team building high quality gardens for our customers in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to be part of a growing business. To be suitable for this role, you must be: – Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Business Objectives Group (BOG)

"An open association like LJN is just a remarkable place. What you pay per year for what you get out of it is astonishing, and speaking personally, LJN has helped guide me from a new start up business into 5 years of profitable trading and I don't think I could have done that without access to the forum and the great contributors to it." Simon Land

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Paul Baillie replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I price grass cuts as a fixed price and then charge most other maintenance at an hourly rate. 
A lot of my customers come from referrals and folk seeing my van (large sign writing which stands out and easy to remember) Far too many folk don’t sign w…"
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Michael callis replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I like you am in my first year of business. At the start I would get a little disheartened if I was told I was expensive and I really wasn't.
I have 2 customers now where I work by the hour as I acquired them from the start. Every job is always pric…"
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Adam Patterson replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Yea that was something I would be very dubious about! For what it's worth I would say he would make more from Husqvarna as over here in NI stihl is passed through so many hands before it gets to the end user.
he said it was because Husqvarna have be…"
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Dave Colton replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"I dont personally have experience of the Huskies but on a visit to chatsworth house last week they were cutting the yew hedges and were using both Huskies and Stihl cordless, so I asked them if they had a preference and all 3 of them said it made no…"
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Adam Patterson replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"I was wondering the same thing yesterday myself. I asked my local dealer and he recommended husqvarnas cordless range over stihls (he sells both so should be impartial)
Has anyone any experience on the husky cordless range? Thanks "
1 hour ago
Glen Stillman replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Yeah I realise I'm very much in the minority working to an hourly rate, but it works well for me. I have been with most of my customers for over ten years and it's all very flexible re working hours. There is trust both ways. If I need to be on site…"
1 hour ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"This is really helpful John and I think you're right. I run myself ragged trying to get everything done in 2 hours which I wasn't doing with the larger one off jobs which is probably why I preferred them. Lots of food for thought here."
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John F replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"The fatigue you mention Josie could be a result of trying to get through too much work in the allocated slot , You will naturally feel too exhausted to move on to the next customer if you burn yourself out and especially if you are performing a vari…"
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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Thanks Gary - am planning to upgrade my membership so I'll no doubt find more info on this topic then. And have got so far as downloading the Hourly Rate Calculator so you're right maybe I'll have a better idea what to charge when I see clearly what…"
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Gary RK replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Josie, if you haven’t already, go to LJN’s Home Page, scroll down to the green footer and find the link to the ‘Hourly Rate Calculator’.
This is not directly related to customer hourly charging but more helps you establish your costs, what you need…"
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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Understanding my costs is another area I need to think about I think. I got carried away with early bookings and haven't thought all the business side of things through - thanks for this."
2 hours ago
Brian Henley replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Glen 
I keep fairly detailed records of lawn areas and times for the lawns I cut.  Push mowing per minutes for me varies between £0.42 and £1.25.  My average is 70 pence per minute. Obviously I plan to raise the 42p per minute lawn.... I would agree…"
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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"That's a good point re lawn care guys. My customers so far are a bit of a hodge podge so working out where my skills and therefore ideal clients lie is probably worth thinking about too."
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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think finding pricing that works for my business is key and I guess that's what I'm realising I'm not, thanks for clarifying I am a bit cheap (which you're right I did suspect)!"
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Ben Mallow replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Thanks Nick, they are only 35 minutes from me. Will give them a go!
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Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!

Hi - long time lurker, first time poster here. Really appreciate anyone who takes the time to reply. This year I set up my own business (sole trader) offering garden maintenance - weeding, mowing, clearing borders, seasonal pruning - the usual. I have a small van and some starter pieces of kit (petrol tools but lower end as finances dictated).In the summer I was busy - I priced "big jobs" as £125 per day (worked approx 6 hours and removed waste for customers). Didn't give hourly rate, just…

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Etesia pbts weak drive

Morning guys and gal's, I've just bought a second hand etesia pbts, I just needed something cheap to see me through the autumn. Very pleased with it, but seems to have a very weak drive. I'm assuming (hoping) a new drive belt will sort this, is there anything else I ought to be looking at? Thanks. 

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Charging over 12 months rather than per visit

Has anyone else tried this ? I've only asked 6 clients so far but all but one have moved over. One of them I charge £15 per cut and cut 23 time a year, £345 a year, divided by 12 = £28.75 but she's rounded it up to £30. Seems like a good way to save time as well, I prefer the money transfered as I never have to waste time talking to clients either. The big plus is over the winter my wage will stay steady. Only time will tell on how this works though.

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