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What would I charge hourly to weed, edge, and generally clean up a flower garden?

I've been asked to get a flower garden back in shape for a small backyard. I have no idea what to charge. I think it will take about a day to complete and I live in Canada so would like Canadian rates.

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  1. Ask the customer what they think is fair. This being your first job, it's more important to build a reputation than to extract the maximum fee.
  2. You could charge hourly or per job. If it's hourly, maybe 8 Canadian dollars per hour would work? For one job, maybe 25$. I find that if you ask the person "What do you think is fair?" they will give you a fair number.
  3. Depending on your area and the cost of living there, you could charge around $10-12 (US) per hour, if you're a beginner. If you have more experience and education in the field, you could charge up to $20-25 (US) per hour.
  4. Depends on where you are in Canada. I have landscaped at different places in this country. I would be at least twice the gov't minimum wage. Ontario minimum wage is 10 per hour. Alberta is over 9 per hour. 15 to 20 per hour is reasonable. Experienced gardeners charge more than that in this country. You could flat rate the job as well. A couple of hundred for the day including clean up and a dump run. Good luck to you.