To be honest, the number one reason that people do not accept an estimate is PRICE. When we estimate a first time service, we ask ourselves two questions: “How long will this take?” and “How much debris must we haul off?” Diamond charges per man-hour, depending on what we were asked to do. We will always give an estimate to complete the project correctly so, for example, if we prune a shrub in half, Diamond Lawn Care does not stop there. Dead branches are also removed and suckers are pruned (those branches that grow straight up without branching) further into the shrub. This will allow new growth not only in the outer area of the shrub but in the center as well. Not all landscapers know how to do this or take the time to do it. We charge by either pick-up load and/or trailer load to haul away your debris. When we leave your property, we are not finished as we still have to pay our employees to drive to Hardeeville and then pay to be able to dump it depending on the weight. Our minimum price to service a yard is $50/per service. We will mow, edge, weed whack, trim shrubs, blow and spray. It will take more time to weed whack around a fence. Fast-growing shrubs need to be trimmed more often. Each landscape bed has to be edged around so if you have several beds around your property the service will take more time. If you have a larger property, it takes more time to mow. In the fall and winter, we will only stop for a service if we can give you the value for the per-service price we quoted you. This is explained more on our BLOG.