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Lee Evans, Head Groundsman at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has a long working relationship with Complete Weed Control (South Wales) stretching back almost ten years. He now employs the UK’s leading sports and amenity weed control contractor…

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Designed to meet the rigours of a wide variety of commercial grass cutting applications, Etesia’s Pro 46 pedestrian rotary mower is specified by contractors who want to profit from grass cutting. Reliability of mowing equipment is essential for…

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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…"
2 minutes ago
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 minutes 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…"
4 minutes ago
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."
12 minutes ago
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)!"
13 minutes ago
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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13 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"As I'm on the less experienced side I wanted to stick to the lower end of pricing but appreciate you actually giving figures here which I know some can be reluctant to do given this is accessible to the public. "
14 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"The Stiga is well over £7k if we want to be accurate. £60 ph applies to hand mowing as well. On a £40 job  I had to use the hand mower on one occasion recently due to temporary lack of access. It took one hour with the hand mower as opposed to under…"
15 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think this is a good point re listing specifically what is covered under general maintenance especially if I go down the road of not working to fixed time which I'm definitely going to lean towards given the general consensus here."
15 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I so appreciate these comments. I know services offered and prices charged is a minefield whatever your industry but especially so in the gardening world where as I've seen on these pages, many customers seem to think paying £10 an hour is acceptabl…"
17 minutes ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Neither are we"
21 minutes ago
Tony @SM replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"I also have a HLA85 with the 300 battery. It's a great bit of kit. My local dealer will normally price match any internet price, plus you get face to face service."
24 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"..and this is the dealer we use. https://www.briantsltd.co.uk
...they have excellent customer service too and have happily let us demo their battery kit before purchasing."
26 minutes ago
Brian Henley replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Josie
You have picked a good time time to get your pricing fixed. I am not going to tell you my pricing as I would roughly  agree with the guys above.  I will tell you that I was reviewing accounts over the weekend - preparing for next years price i…"
27 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Go the local Stihl dealer and buy face to face - they tend to be very competitive.
We run HLA85's aith AP300 batteries - good bits of kit."
28 minutes ago
Glen Stillman replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Throwing these figures round is all well and good, but the op isn't asking how much to charge to run a £6k plus ride on. "
45 minutes ago
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