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Hi all, just wondering what others are quoting for pulling weeds. In the last six months I've had lots of requests to pull weeds out of beds. I started by quoting/charging $70.00 PH PM but its tough going on the back so I increased to $100.00 PH PM and still getting people asking my back. It's by far the worst task we do so I'm wondering if I'm under quoting/charging.
Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:34 PM

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Hi all, just wondering what others are quoting for pulling weeds. In the last six months I've had lots of requests to pull weeds out of beds. I started by quoting/charging $70.00 PH PM but its tough going on the back so I increased to $100.00 PH PM and still getting people asking my back. It's by far the worst task we do so I'm wondering if I'm under quoting/charging.

never bend over pulling weeds live, there are tools for that.


Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

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never bend over pulling weeds live, there are tools for that.

You are bang on. I am pretty much around $120 an hour for hand weeding but try to avoid it like the plague. Kills me when people say YES!  :lol: Although can be rewarding if its for a garden reno.


Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

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Just say no.


Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

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Thanks gents....maybe need to increase $ some more as these peeps are pretty adimant
Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

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Thanks gents....maybe need to increase $ some more as these peeps are pretty adimant

Just say No... seriously. Not many  do it for a reason.

 

One of our members (NathernandSarah??) does it but they charge $1000 plus a day for it for one person and $300 for the offsider if they want two people.

Still not worth it in my opinion.


Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:49 PM

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Yes I am going to start saying NO to a few of them. Hand pulling is an ass. But slash and spray is not too bad.


Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

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I won't hand weed for any price but I do spray and whip off later for some jobs (or vice versa if they want it pretty on the first visit) - if anyone held a gun to my head I'd use a dutch hoe.


Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:19 PM

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Hello everyone.This is my first post. I haven't been a mower man for to long. Started mowing late in life. Funny story about weed pulling. Being over 60 I can not get up and down to much without breaking down. First weeding job found myself staying on the ground and rolling to next clump of weeds in the garden bed. Young female Client saw me doing this and and thought I was having some sort of fit and came to check on me. Told her it was easier then getting up and down. She threw in an extra $50 on top of the quoted price. I don't do weeds anymore. 


Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:08 PM

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Hi Bluedog & welcome.

Looks like you're on a roll .......... keep it going !

 

Cheers Fred,


Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

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Welcome Bluedog, and yes I'm in the same boat as you - and I've done some rolling around on the job, and at home too because it's easier than getting up and down - and I don't do gardening anymore.


Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

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Im only 24 and try not to do hand weeding as its bloody hard on the body lol
Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:11 PM

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Ran across a mob ive been seeing for years but haven't had a chat with today at the tip. They do lots of garden work. "Do you guys do hand weeding" I asked. "if you do can I have a few cards?"

 

"No way" they said....Then we all chuckled...lol


Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

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We used a couple of women in my area & thats all that they did.

There business name was ........... weeding women, lol.

Haven't seen them for many years, wonder why ?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

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probably went to seed


Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

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It's all about the value people put on our services IMHO - $50 for your lawn - no problem - $60/hr to pull weeds - outrageous!! - I'm going to the police! - it's been like that for as long as I've been pushing a mower -

 

I've thought I should advertise on Gumtree to find a high school or Uni student who will do it for cash and just pass the number on to those customers of mine that I'd like to keep - no subcontractor/workers comp cr@p - just let them sort it out with the client and stay at arms length


Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:38 PM

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I'd never write off weeding altogether as it has often lead to lucrative regulars for me. And then its easy as the client really doesn't want the weeds to return.

 

 

But if its established Black Nightshade I run a mile.


Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

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I agree with Colsy, I only do a handful of clients that want the weeds pulled but they are 4-6 week between visits...and I'm convinced I'll be raising the rate. I add the stringing nettles with the black night shades that I don't ever touch.
Plus there are some plants that are easilerly effected by gyphosate that is applied in close proximity so pulling weeds in this situation is the only solution
Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

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Just put a price in for a weeding job, both hand remove the easy stuff whippy the rest and a good poison.

 

I will be sending the young bloke and a mates young bloke around if I get it.

 

Just got a reply while replying to this.

 

"Hi John, I did get a cheaper quote yesterday, even less than what I would have thought."

 

Good luck I say 


Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

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only a fool weeds no coin and a busted back
Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:45 AM




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