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cuttingedgelawncare
12-13-2001, 09:18 AM
hey guy here is a formula that i just cant figure out if anyone can break it down better, i would appreciate a reply.


44,000 sqf = 1 acre

multiply the number of sqf by (i.e. 3.50/m sf)

what is that (m sf)

Premo Services
12-13-2001, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by cuttingedgelawncare
hey guy here is a formula that i just cant figure out if anyone can break it down better, i would appreciate a reply.


44,000 sqf = 1 acre

multiply the number of sqf by (i.e. 3.50/m sf)

what is that (m sf)

An acre is 43560 square feet, a lot just round it to 44,000 to make figuring easier.
(3.50/m sf) It is 3.50 per 1000 square feet
3.50x 44,000 sf

cuttingedgelawncare
12-13-2001, 09:55 AM
Thank you so much.......I love this site!!!!!!!

just found it last week and have learned so much.

TGCummings
12-13-2001, 11:24 AM
Another example of how areas differ:

If I cut at a rate of $3.50/1000 sf, I would cut my average lawns at $7/cut, taking about a half hour to do them!

$14/hour won't buy my shoes. ;)

gorrell
12-13-2001, 12:17 PM
Thomas, you're not saying that your average lawn is 2000 sq. ft. are you? That's only 100 x 20, or 50 x 40. Didn't you mean 20,000 sq. ft. or approximately 1/2 acre. That figures out at $70 instead of $7..............hmmmm Lynn

TGCummings
12-13-2001, 12:19 PM
No, I mean my average lawn is around 2000 square feet. In this area, you'd be hard pressed to find anything over 4000 square feet, residential, and much of what I do is under 1000.

Like I say, things are just different out here. :)

cuttingedgelawncare
12-13-2001, 12:21 PM
u r so right tgcummings, thats why i have a 20$ minimum, right now i just eyeball them in the 20 to 45 range.......i will have to say using that formula makes it around 150$ an acre which is too high for my area i can get prob no more than 75 right now

Runner
12-13-2001, 05:00 PM
You can get rid of you "$3.50 per m" theory, because it applies to absolutely NOTHING in particular. I only wish it were that simple. Your last post is a bit closer to the right track. Different places are going to pay different rates for acerage. This aplies to most every operation. A postage stamp size lawn, unfortunately for them, is going to pay aLOT more per sq. ft. than someone with a 3.5 acre spread. It doesn't seem fair, but that's just the way it works. Anyway, what I really wanted to tell you, was to keep in mind all the side work that goes with this. There are contributing factors to consider, such as the amount of trimming, (i.e.fenceline, etc.) the degree of difficulty of mowing, such as hills, tight ares where grass can't be blown, ditches, and so so on. You get the picture. So, keep these in mind as well, when you're "eyeing out" (as you put it) these places. Good luck with it!