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The Landscape Group has again added to its impressive collection of Etesia pedestrian mowers by recently purchasing a range of PRO 46 PBE push and PBTS self-propelled models. The mowers, which are specifically designed for commercial use, are…

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The £4 million WRU National Centre of Excellence, which provides training facilities for the Welsh rugby team, Cardiff Blues, Cardiff City FC and the Welsh FA at the Vale Resort near Cardiff, South Wales has selected Complete Weed Control (South…

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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…"
5 minutes 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."
23 minutes ago
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…"
28 minutes ago
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…"
35 minutes ago
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…"
38 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."
39 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…"
40 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."
48 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)!"
49 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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49 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. "
50 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…"
51 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."
52 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…"
54 minutes ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Neither are we"
57 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."
1 hour ago
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