Estimate Description

Spring Cleanups are an hourly rate service. Rate listed on your proposal is the current hourly rate in $/man/hour.

This service automatically renews ♻️

Spring cleanups entail:
☑️ A regular maintenance service (mowing, trimming, blowing off hard surfaces)
☑️ Leaves, sticks, and other debris removed from beds and turf
☑️ Previously maintained edges are re-edged
☑️ Plies and areas of heavy grit are blown off lawn
🛻 Off-site debris removal when needed or requested
 
If needed or requested, debris will be removed from the property and a dump fee of $20/yard will apply. Dump fee cannot be capped.  

Once this proposal is accepted and our office has added added this service to your account, our Cap My Cleanup form will be sent to you via email. Please fill out the form if you would like to specify a budget cap, areas of focus, debris disposal preferences, add additional hourly rate services, or upload reference photos. This allows everyone to be on the same page regarding expectations of this service! Cleanups will be completed at the discretion of our crews without receipt of this form.

 

Service Details and Terms

🌼 General Information: The Spring Cleanup is a one-time hourly rate service. This service automatically renews. Debris removal is billed separately at $20/yard. If needed or requested, debris will be removed from the property and a dump fee of $20/yard will apply. Dump fee cannot be capped.  Upon acceptance of this proposal, our Cap My Cleanup form will be sent to you via the automated confirmation email. Please fill out the form if you would like to specify a budget cap, areas of focus, debris disposal preferences, add additional hourly rate services, or upload reference photos. This allows everyone to be on the same page regarding expectations of this service! Cleanups will be completed at the discretion of our crews without receipt of this form.

🌼 Hourly Rate: Our hourly rate is subject to increase annually without reapproval. New rate information will be included in the service reminder emails that will be sent out ahead of services beginning each year. 

🌼 More Details: We run our routes as tightly and efficiently as possible to ensure that we can service the maximum amount of customers each day and keep our pricing in-line with industry standards, which means that we dispatch daily rather than ahead of time. We do not currently offer dispatch notifications, but this is something we’re working on for the future! We cannot arrange to be there when you are present, so we ask that if you have specific requests that you relay them to us in as much detail as possible upon proposal acceptance photos are always helpful! Details and photos can be submitted via the Cap My Cleanup form. Please keep your lawn free of obstacles and ready for service for the entire cleanup season. Please notify us ahead of time of any conflicts with other outdoor work. We want to do whatever we can to work with you and make your spring season as smooth and worry-free as possible, so please communicate with us in advance for any special circumstances! We greatly appreciate it. 

🌼 Budget Caps: A budget cap is a way to ensure that we won’t spend more time at your property than you want to pay for. Cap is pre-tax and applies to labor charges only. Caps apply to the current year only and will not automatically renew with the service. Submission of our Cap My Cleanup form is required to cap services. New cap forms will be sent to existing customers each year via email in your service renewal reminder emails.

Setting a cap at a dollar amount gives our crews a specific amount of time within which to work. If a crew arrives at your house and believes that there is significantly more work present than they can reasonably perform in the allotted time, they will contact the office and we will contact you for your preference (keep or increase cap). If we can’t get in touch with you while the crew is prepping your job, the crew will prioritize work at their discretion and stick to the cap for that visit.

You can specify a cap for any amount equal to or above your minimum cap. Caps submitted for less than your property’s minimum cap will be adjusted up to meet the minimum cap. You may view a minimum cap chart by property gross square footage for reference here (we can help you if you need it!) Minimums are enforced to (hopefully!) allow us sufficient time to service your property, and are based on the low-end averages of actual data from 3 years of our hourly rate cleanups. Capping at the minimum is meant to be a budget option and may not be sufficient for a fully comprehensive cleanup. Please make an informed choice based on the current condition of your property.

When considering placing a budget cap on your cleanups, consider your desired degree of “perfection,” your property’s size, tree cover, terrain, hills, fences, amount and sizes of landscape beds, pool areas, etc. All of these factors affect the amount of time needed to properly complete each cleanup. Spring Cleanups in our area are highly variable and can range from about $200 to over $700. Please be aware that a budget cap places time constraints on the crew that may result in incomplete cleanups. Please notify us at the time of proposal acceptance if you want to cap your service via our Cap My Cleanup form. If you do not provide a cap, your cleanups will be done to completion at the discretion of our crews. If capped, we will consider the allotted time and proceed with your Spring Cleanup in order of most important and most economical at the discretion of our crews unless otherwise specified in Cap My Cleanup form.

🌼 Debris Disposal: If requested or needed, leaves will/can be removed off-site for a fee of $20 per yard. This does not include the labor to remove the leaves. The fee is additional to the hourly rate labor and cannot be capped. If you have a preference for your leaves (take them away, leave them in a compost pile, blow them into the woods, etc.), please notify us at the time of proposal acceptance via our Cap My Cleanup form. Any woods we blow into must be on or directly connected to your property – we cannot blow leaves across roadways. If we are not instructed what to do with your leaves, we will make the most optimal decision we can at the discretion of our crews. This typically, but not always, means we will blow your leaves into the woods if you have woods on your property, or we will take them away if you do not. Any decision we make may not be the same for each visit based on crew, weather conditions, location of leaves, amount of leaves, etc. Lawns in our area are incredibly variable and we see anywhere from 1-10+ yards of leaves per service for removal. 

🌼 Payment: Cards are automatically charged the Monday following the completion of each service. You will receive a copy of your paid invoice and a receipt from the credit card processing company.

🌼 Auto Renew: This service automatically renews each year. Budget caps do not automatically renew but can be submitted each year. 

🌼 Cancelation: All requests for cancelation of services provided by Endless Summer Lawn Care must be submitted to info@endlesssummerlawns.com. Verbal requests or requests made through other means will not be considered valid. The cancelation of services is not confirmed until the customer receives a response from Endless Summer Lawn Care explicitly confirming the cancelation.

🌼 Showing Fee: If we arrive to perform your service and are sent away because you moved, you forgot to cancel, you didn’t remember that the service automatically renewed, we cannot access your property, or any other reason, you will be charged either for the amount of work done by the time we are asked to leave, or 1 man hour, whichever is more. We send renewal notices via email ahead of every automatically renewing service season as a courtesy to remind you that you are on our list. Please do us the courtesy of communicating about conflicts or canceling properly if you need to. 

🌼 Terms of Service: By signing your Fall Cleanup proposal, you acknowledge that you read and understand the service details. You also agree to our full Terms of Service, which can be accessed here.

FAQ

Have a question? Scroll through our FAQ to find the answer! Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to us at info@endlesssummerlawns.com.

🛻 Why do you charge hourly rate rather than flat rate?

Charging hourly rate ensures that we never over or undercharge for a service. You pay for the exact amount of time your cleanup takes, no more, no less. Flat rate service estimates are based on the amount of time a service is projected to take anyway, and lawns and conditions in our area are highly variable, so charging by hourly rate keeps things as simple, efficient, and cost-effective as possible. We offer the ability to cap your service as a way to control your costs for the season if desired.

🚶 I understand that you charge per PERSON per hour. How many people are on a crew? And can I request fewer people to keep my costs down?

A fall cleanup crew typically consists of 3-5 members. But pricing is consistent regardless of the specific crew size! As a simple example, a job that should take 1 person an hour should take 2 people 30 minutes and should take 4 people 15 minutes. Each of those jobs would equate to 1 man hour and their costs would be the same! So while you can’t request a certain crew size, you can provide a budget cap which is then applied to your job in man hours.  

💲How much does a spring cleanup typically cost?

Cleanups in our area can vary greatly, and can cost from about $200 to over $700 per visit, depending on your property’s size, tree cover, terrain, hills, fences, amount and sizes of landscape beds, pool areas, etc. If you did not have fall cleanups, you can expect a higher than average cost for your spring cleanup. 

🍂 How many yards of leaves do you remove on average?

Debris amounts in our area are incredibly variable and we see anywhere from 1-10+ yards of leaves per visit for removal. This is also highly dependent on if you had fall cleanups or not. 

🔔 Are you going to notify me when you are coming?

Service notifications are something we are working on for the future, but unfortunately we don’t have that capability at the moment. We are always working hard to improve and expand convenience and functionality for our customers, and this is on our radar! 

🗑 I didn’t ask for debris to be removed from my property. Why was it removed?

Often, the crew will take leaves away if there is nowhere to deposit them on the property, or if the labor to move them to a location on the property would likely cost more than the fee to remove them. This decision could be different service-to-service based on crew, location of leaves on property, amount of leaves, the direction the wind was blowing that day, etc. In the absence of instructions, we always try to make the most reasonable and economically responsible decision we can! If you would like us to do something different moving forward, please let us know so we can adjust for future visits. 

All About Caps FAQ

🧢 What is a budget cap?

Because our cleanup services are hourly rate, a budget cap is a way to ensure that we won’t spend more time at your property than you want to pay for. The cap is per visit (3 visits), so a $198 cap would place a cap of 3 man-hours on each of your three visits that the crew will not exceed. A budget cap places a time limit on our crew that says, “even if it would take $400 worth of time to fully complete this cleanup, the customer doesn’t want to spend more then $250, so give them the most bang for their buck that you can in $250 worth of time.” A budget cap can also be placed simply for peace of mind. Say your cleanups are projected to be around $300 each and want your cleanups as complete as possible but you definitely don’t want to spend over $500 for any one visit, you can place a cap at $500 just to ensure that we don’t exceed that amount. Your cleanups may then come in at $350, $225, and $275 for the season, but you will have had that peace of mind that we wouldn’t ever exceed your top budget.

How do I cap my cleanups?

Sign and accept your proposal, and then fill out the Cap My Cleanup form we send you via email once we add your service to your account! 

📝 What is the Cap My Cleanup (CMC) form?

The Cap My Cleanup form is an optional form we’ve developed that allows the customer some control over their cleanup service! If you don’t fill out the CMC form, our crews will come out and perform all three of your cleanups to completion at their discretion — which is perfect! But if you have a budget you want to stick to, somewhere specific you want your leaves deposited on your property, instructions or requests for the crew, something you want us to skip, additional hourly rate services you’d like to add on, or photos you want to send us, the CMC form allows you to give us all that information in one easy place that keeps everyone on the same page.

🤷 How do I know what a reasonable budget cap would be?

It depends on your goal for your cleanups! We have actual data we’ve crunched from the last three years of our spring cleanups, and so we know the high-end and the low-end averages of how much cleanups cost based on lawn square footage. We complied that info in a chart for you here as a good starting point. Since we can’t reliably complete a cleanup for less than the low-end average, we use that as a minimum and don’t allow caps below that. If you don’t know your property’s gross square footage, we have it saved to your account based on our measurements and we can tell you! Then, consider your desired level of “perfection” and your property’s features. If you did or did not have a fall cleanups, if you have a lot of tree cover, hills, terraces, gated areas, pool areas, a lot of landscape beds, corners where debris gathers, weeds, etc., those are all things that add time to a cleanup. You can always call and ask us for some advice! We’d be happy to help you arrive at a cap you are comfortable with. 

🍃 Why can’t I cap debris removal cost?

If leaf or debris removal is needed, we have to take away whatever is there! No one can control how much debris ends up on your property (we wish!), so we can’t cap the amount we take away.

♻️ Why doesn’t my cap auto-renew every year like my service does?

Budget caps do not auto-renew to ensure that your services are tailored to your current needs each season. Filling out the CMC form each year also allows you the chance to communicate with us ahead of your cleanup regarding any other notes or needs you may have that might differ from a previous year. Finally, since caps are in dollar amounts and mow prices and hourly rates are subject to change, a previous season’s cap may no longer be relevant. We will send a service reminder email each year including the current CMC form for your convenience!