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Old 08-26-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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I'm looking to have some of the bushes trimmed back and weeds have grown like crazy the last year. I dont really "do" weeding and stick pickup from the trees. These florida bugs creep me out too much. I figure its a day or two worth of work for a single person (i imagine a 2-3 person team could knock it out in a couple hours). Anyone have a suggestion for a company in/near brandon who would do this and roughly what this would probably run me?
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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I was just recently given a quote of $350 for our very small yard. We didn't go with them.

I've been asking around and found most people here pay between $120 and $250 a month for regular maintenance. It would probably be a bit more for a one time deal if it hasn't been done for a while.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Yeah i expected more of a 200-300 for one time deal, but I realize its a large task, so i was more open to higher if it had to go. It just needs to be done regardless of the end cost (as long as its reasonable and competitive)
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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I would stop some of the people cutting grass and ask them. Most of them right now are too busy to do it themselves (they like these projects in the Winter), but they know people that will do it. If it's a large yard I would expect to pay 300 to 400 for a one time deal. Also recommend being out there to ensure everything you asked for and agreed upon gets done to your satisfaction (pay at the end of the job).
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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wow, I need to go into the lawn business......hard work in the hot months, but for those rates, worth the effort. whatever happened to the local teenager looking for some pocket money doing those odd jobs - doesn't happen nowadays?
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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wow, I need to go into the lawn business......hard work in the hot months, but for those rates, worth the effort. whatever happened to the local teenager looking for some pocket money doing those odd jobs - doesn't happen nowadays?
I wouldnt know, we dont have any teenagers in our neighborhood. Its either kids under 10 or people over 50.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I contacted a yard service company here in brandon that had decent reviews, they're servicing my area today so they'll stop by after their current job to give me an estimate and if i like it, they can just do it then and there.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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I would stop some of the people cutting grass and ask them. Most of them right now are too busy to do it themselves (they like these projects in the Winter), but they know people that will do it. If it's a large yard I would expect to pay 300 to 400 for a one time deal. Also recommend being out there to ensure everything you asked for and agreed upon gets done to your satisfaction (pay at the end of the job).
Most of my neighborhood is "do it yourself" kinda people, lots of people do DIY projects going on around here, so i think out of the entire neighborhood only 2 people use services (I dont know those neighbors as they live farther down).
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Okay. I can ask someone in my subdivision if you need a name and price. Please just post here to let me know. Multiple companies in here each day, so can get the answer quick.

BUCFAN - Those High School kids just don't come around anymore. I have a person stops about every 6 months and for 50 bucks trims all the Palm Trees and such. Only reason I don't do that is a bit of a hip problem. Otherwise, I am the 'Yard Work Handy Man'.

BUT IT IS HOT THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR ALL THAT!!!
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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*sigh* I think this is going to be harder than i expected. At noon the crew came, told hubby they were told to come just mow, he explained we wanted a full cleaning quote. Crew sends "wife boss" over. Wife boss tells my hubby its 50/hr. Ook so how many hours estimated? 3? 4? 20? Wife says she has to send "husband boss" over to give that estimate. I dont think these guys know their head from a hole in the ground. "Husband boss" still hasnt come by.
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