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06-16-2007, 04:16 PM
How do you know how much to charge for cutting lawns??

06-16-2007, 05:51 PM
I get this question from callers and emails all the time. My answer is "It depends on the size and difficulty of your lawn. Give me your address so I can take a look and get you a price."

06-16-2007, 08:19 PM
experience, experience,
set a minimum first

do some searches as well.

06-16-2007, 08:55 PM
My minimum is around $25, but I do have one that I cut for $15 (it is 20ft.x30ft. total!) It is very helpful to work out a system (be it sq yrds etc.) so that you have a consistent standard. You also have to take into consideration distance etc. Bigray is right; do some searches, and talk to some professionals around your area for a good idea of what to charge.

06-16-2007, 09:54 PM
Multiply the square feet of area to be mowed X the estimated blades of grass divide by 9. This formula is accurate for 95 % of applications.

06-16-2007, 09:59 PM
My minimum charge is 35.00

becouse lawn mowing is production, I cost out lawns by time 80.00 to 125.00 per hr. depending on the amount of clippings removed and trimming involved

David C.
06-16-2007, 10:16 PM
I size up the yard---lots of trees, ditches, fences, etc that will slow you down---then estimate how long it'll take me and "time-zee" that number by the rate I want per hour.