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If you are considering starting your own landscaping business, you need to figure out how you will price your landscaping services. Clients will want to know exactly how much different jobs will cost before they’re underway, and you need to know how much money to pull in to stay in business. This video explains the basics of landscape pricing.

The first thing to know is whether you are providing lawn care services or landscaping services. Lawn care will include things like mowing a lawn, raking leaves, and taking out weeds from the lawn. Landscaping services will include trimming/removing trees and shrubs, putting in mulch, taking weeds out of the soil, and more.

No matter which services you provide, it’s a good idea to plan for the worst-case scenario if you are working at an hourly wage. Give yourself a lot of time in case things go wrong so you can still make a decent amount of money. If you get it done faster, you can charge less and provide a happy surprise to your clients.

You may charge by the job instead of hourly depending on what needs to get done. Also, consider additional fees that you may have to deal with like dumping fees for waste from the lawn. For more information, check out the video above.

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