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Question DetailsAsked on 8/6/2013

How much should I expect to pay for general yard work (pruning, weeding) per person per hour in metrowest Boston?

Further, is it appropriate to ask a landscaping company to charge this way, as opposed to "per job" as they seem to prefer (I feel I've gotten burned on the "per job" approach only realizing after the fact that the price per person per hour for a junior person was on the order of $80+!)?

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Billing by the job is the standard - and protects you, because you can figure for yourself what the job is worth to you versus what bids are, and negotiate from there. if you get several bids, once you have weeded out the ones you feel uncomfortable with, you should get the best bang for your buck.

Paying by the hour is an invitation for slow work, and you will be paying for coffee or soda breaks, listening to their iPod or talking onthe phone, long lunch break, etc., and a real shyster will drag the job out 2-3 times as long as it should take.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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