View Full Version : First Cut of Year??

03-13-2008, 12:57 AM
I have a customer I cut his yard last year and charged 50 a week.

He wants me to come in and scalp his yard. Its kinda bushes right now and he wants it bagged. Its going to take a 3 or 4 times longer just because its going to be cut and stop ever 20 feet.

What do you guys do in this situation. I'm not going to charge him 150-200 dollars to cut his qt. acre lot. What would yall charge or how do you handle it.

Thanks guys

03-13-2008, 01:04 AM
Welcome to some of our worlds were you only bag.

I'm jealous you only have this problem with one client.

03-13-2008, 01:09 AM
I guess I don't understand! If you maintained this prop last year, then why is it so overgrown? Will you be maintaining it this year? I would try to figure out how long it will take you and charge your hourly rate

For example:

If your hourly rate is $45 and it will take you approx. 3 hrs. $45 x 3 = $135

If this is a one-timer, then don't be afraid to charge $200!

03-13-2008, 01:32 AM
If it's bogging your mower down you could cut it several times at lower and lower heights.

Sweet Tater
03-13-2008, 01:34 AM
I guess my price is a bit low looking at the above responces, I charge double what a mowing would run.