View Full Version : How much for 1/4 acre

04-03-2006, 09:30 AM
I would like to see the price differences through out the country. How much are you getting for a weekly 1/4 acre flat to slight hill lawns with avg. obstacles.

04-03-2006, 06:07 PM
We get 35 no problem.

04-03-2006, 06:49 PM
we get $30. take a half hour to cut..........

04-03-2006, 06:58 PM
yeah this year i see that $35 is nothing to get for 1/4 acre and i get atleast $31 for under 10000 sq ft and they just sign right up.

Do you see alot of flyers out in Chesapeake. Seems like we have lco everywhere but still get business easily with door hangers. Also have you tried the money clip or cool savings.

J&R Landscaping
04-03-2006, 07:29 PM
I cut properties that size for $32-$35. Have no problems charging that amount!

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
04-03-2006, 07:30 PM
35-40 bagged here.

04-03-2006, 09:12 PM
We handed out flyers and we caught Basnight trying to steal them. As for seeing any flyers we haven't. We started in late Feb and work during the Winter as much as possible. Most of our business comes from word of mouth and flyers. As for the 2 you mentioned we haven't.
We have bad weather coming, great for grass. My aunt lives in Great Bridge and she said there are plenty of lawns in our area, no shortage.

04-03-2006, 09:25 PM
Basnight, a whole nother thread man.

04-04-2006, 12:04 PM
They are a big company why they trying to steal the small guys stuff. I thought they did mostly big commercial Landscaping.

04-04-2006, 08:28 PM
They have several residential crews. They might have a certain weakness.

04-04-2006, 08:38 PM
I'm at $50+. I'm not set up to these small of yards, so I'd be push mowing.

I charge the same whether I'm push mowing, or running my 11' WAM.

Needless to say, I don't have many 1/4 acre yards.

zim bob the landscaper
04-04-2006, 09:53 PM
i would say $30 if you have profesional equiptment. thats why my highest is only $65 for my biggest because i have a craftsman.

04-04-2006, 11:35 PM
20 would be tops here in central Iowa. Another company here went from 16 up to 20 on under 10k lawns and lost all but 2 accounts. Lots of people mowing and not collecting nor paying tax, income or sales, so they can fly a lot cheaper than the rest of us. It sucks, but if I tried to charge 30 bucks for an average size yard like 7500 ft, I would have no accounts.

04-05-2006, 01:03 AM
$35 minimum, I don't drop my gate for less.
I used to, but it's not worth it, why not 35?
It sounds good, besides, it adds in to the following per-acre price:

- 1/4 acre lot: Avg. $ 35.00
- 1/3 acre lot: Avg. $ 40.00
- 1/2 acre lot: Avg. $ 45.00
- 2/3 acre lot: Avg. $ 50.00
- 3/4 acre lot: Avg. $ 55.00
One acre lot: Avg. $ 60.00
1.5 acres $85, 2 acres $ 110.00
2.5 = 135, 3 = 155, 4 acres 195.
5=230, 6=260, 7=285, 8=310.

It sucks, but if I tried to charge 30 bucks for an average size yard like 7500 ft, I would have no accounts.

7.5 sq.ft. isn't a 1/4 acre either, thou.
One acre is 43560 square feet, so to me a 1/4 acre is around 10-12k, that small a lot would be closer to 1/5 or 1/6 acre.
Still, $35 minimum.

Big Heath
04-05-2006, 01:50 AM
She gets $60 a 1/4 acre!


04-05-2006, 01:40 PM
I go around 25-30, how much does everyone charge for and acre?

04-05-2006, 03:29 PM
$1 a minute

04-06-2006, 12:37 PM
Depends on the area. On the Main line around here you can $45 to $50.

04-06-2006, 09:26 PM
The minimun that I charge is $30.00. Especially since gas prices keep going up.

04-07-2006, 03:59 PM
$30.00 minium

04-08-2006, 06:23 PM
If I'm charging you less than $40/minimum, there must be some serious extenuating circumstances. payup

06-24-2006, 10:57 PM
I wouldn't unload my equipment for less than $45.00.

01-14-2007, 09:56 AM
I have a $30 minimum and $40 minimum for anything over 20miles away.

Don Woods
01-15-2007, 11:03 AM
In Northeast Vermont, I charge $ 40.00 min.

01-15-2007, 12:18 PM
$45.00 that is my price and it takes me 15 to 20 minutes.:cool2:

01-15-2007, 03:03 PM
She gets $60 a 1/4 acre!


yeah but she's got a better rack than i do.

Larson Lawn Care
01-16-2007, 06:22 PM
I would charge minimum $30 for 1/4 acre. I try to stick to $1 a minute though.

01-20-2007, 07:17 PM
I have a 1/4 acre I do for 40, and thats because I know her. Not a hill, and only two small trees in back. No problems charging that and more here.

WJW Lawn
01-20-2007, 11:59 PM
I wont even look at my equipment for under 35! lol I wont even say its NAME!!!!!!!! Equipment....Equipment!! That'll cost ya 35 bucks!

the undergraduate
01-21-2007, 12:11 AM
A quarter acre lot would be between $30-35... however, my minimum is $24. There are nice, older (people and houses) neighborhoods with very small yards (7000sqft) in my area. I am going to aggressively market these neighborhoods and try to get about 25 yards in these neighborhoods. Using my Quick 36, I figure they should take about 20 minutes. Obviously, if I have to use my 21" in the back yard, the time and cost will go up.

Seems most companies have minimums around $35-50, so I shouldn't have much (professional) competition.