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MowHouston
02-29-2008, 11:09 AM
These are the prices I was -thinking- about charging.

I've only got a 21" mower so I know I'm not going as fast as I want. I have plans for a Quickie 32 this summer.

Below 4,000 square feet: $25 (minimum charge)
4,000 - 4,999 square feet: $30
5,000 - 5,999 square feet: $35
6,000 - 6,999 square feet: $40
7,000 - 7999 square feet: $45
8,000 - 8,999 square feet: $50

This is for mow, edge, blow.

The way I figured this up, I would be making .65 per min. (I know $1 is the normal rate but I cant charge that much just because it would take me too long with my **** equipment)

Thanks. All input is welcome.

Dunlaps LawnCare
02-29-2008, 11:13 AM
i think so but prices change from state to state and so on

MowHouston
02-29-2008, 11:15 AM
i think so but prices change from state to state and so on

Yeah, I understand that. Thanks for the input though.



By the way, you Florida guys, don't need to respond :laugh:

You guys have it bad down there!

Ronniecoleman
02-29-2008, 11:26 AM
Those prices seem somewhat high compared to what I charge, for basic mow, trim and blow here an example.

up to 6000 sq ft $25
6000-8000 sq ft $30
8000-10000 sq ft $35
10000-12000 sq ft $40

LB1234
02-29-2008, 11:36 AM
so if I'm 4,000 sqft is it 25 or 30???

MowHouston
02-29-2008, 11:45 AM
so if I'm 4,000 sqft is it 25 or 30???

30. -under- 4000 is 25.

I think I know what you're saying though. If my lot is 4,000 compared to 3,999 there is a $5 difference?

Not neccesarily. Its more of an average for each 1,000. Kinda hard to explain. I dont think these numbers need to be shown to the customer either....

MowHouston
02-29-2008, 11:47 AM
Those prices seem somewhat high compared to what I charge, for basic mow, trim and blow here an example.

up to 6000 sq ft $25
6000-8000 sq ft $30
8000-10000 sq ft $35
10000-12000 sq ft $40


Is this the whole lot size, or are you basing this off of the actual grass area?

TPLawnPro
02-29-2008, 11:49 AM
These are the prices I was -thinking- about charging.

I've only got a 21" mower so I know I'm not going as fast as I want. I have plans for a Quickie 32 this summer.

Below 4,000 square feet: $25 (minimum charge)
4,000 - 4,999 square feet: $30
5,000 - 5,999 square feet: $35
6,000 - 6,999 square feet: $40
7,000 - 7999 square feet: $45
8,000 - 8,999 square feet: $50

This is for mow, edge, blow.

The way I figured this up, I would be making .65 per min. (I know $1 is the normal rate but I cant charge that much just because it would take me too long with my **** equipment)

Thanks. All input is welcome.

With the rising cost of fuel, you really ought to consider raising your minimum to $30. $25.00 needs to be cast out. You've gotta eat too, so make sure you don't settle yourself short.

Tobin
02-29-2008, 11:55 AM
With the rising cost of fuel, you really ought to consider raising your minimum to $30. $25.00 needs to be cast out. You've gotta eat too, so make sure you don't settle yourself short.


yeah wouldnt move the truck for less than $30, I pay 3.80 for a gallon of diesel and Im considering goin to 40 for some of my lawns if fuel prices dont go down.

TPLawnPro
02-29-2008, 12:09 PM
yeah wouldnt move the truck for less than $30, I pay 3.80 for a gallon of diesel and Im considering goin to 40 for some of my lawns if fuel prices dont go down.

Absolutely! I hear you Tobin! This friggin' diesel fuel is eating me up. We're not far behind you at $3.62 per gallon of diesel.

As the price of fuel rises, we're just going to have to adjust customer accounts to reflect a fuel surcharge. I refuse to take a pay cut all because the U.S. government won't tap the oil reserves.

MowHouston
02-29-2008, 12:23 PM
Right now, the $25 suits me fine. I dont have a diesel and fuel is just hovering at $3.00 a gallon right now.

I've been thinking of raising my minimum to $30, but I think I'll hold out on it for one more year down here. Thanks!

Ronniecoleman
02-29-2008, 12:26 PM
Is this the whole lot size, or are you basing this off of the actual grass area?

Those would be lot sizes. I can charge those because many of my smaller properties I do 4-5 in a row.

TPLawnPro
02-29-2008, 12:35 PM
Well, I wish you all the best BG. Have a great season.

MowHouston
02-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Well, I wish you all the best BG. Have a great season.

Yes, thanks a lot for the help. Hopefully I can get better equipment this year and be more productive!

topsites
02-29-2008, 02:16 PM
Here's my prices for VA:

- 1/4 acre lot: Min. $30.00
- 3/8 acre lot: Min. $35.00
- 1/2 acre lot: Min. $40.00
- 5/8 acre lot: Min. $45.00
- 3/4 acre lot: Min. $50.00
- 7/8 acre lot: Min. $55.00
- Full acre lot:Min. $60.00

1.125ac $65, 1.25 $70, 1.375 $75, 1.5 $80, 1.625 $85, 1.75 $90, 1.875 $95, 2.0 = $100.
Acres, that is.

In square footage?
Well, an acre is 43,560 square feet so a 1/4 is around 11,000.
But I do admit I charge 30-35 for a 1/4 acre and it goes up quick, those are minimum prices.