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Going Commercial
03-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Just curious to know what your lowest price residential lawn cut is. Mine is at $25 per cut for a home. I am not talking about a double wide mobile home in a trailer park. I am not asking about the size of lawn , just the lowest priced. Thanks to all those who respond!!!

whoopassonthebluegrass
03-15-2009, 10:51 PM
$17.50 for a front yard only (4 minute job).

honeydopm
03-15-2009, 10:53 PM
$25.00 not really worth your time to drop my gate for much less than that

MJS
03-15-2009, 10:55 PM
I do one that is only a small front and side yard for $15. . . but it's maybe a 5-6 minute job, tops. The lowest full-sized lawn that I do is about $25, but my average is more in the $30-$40 range. . .

ctvalley
03-15-2009, 11:00 PM
I won't mow for less than 30....other than a couple of people in the 25-29 dollar range that signed up when I first started and stuck with me, less than 30 is the minimum. Generally my lawns run 30-40 per weekly cut

LouisianaLawnboy
03-15-2009, 11:08 PM
Mine is set at 25.00, but I will make exceptions at my own discretion. I have one I do for 20.00, its a townhome in a tight neighborhood. I basically just trim around the house.

Florida Gardener
03-15-2009, 11:09 PM
$45/month, front yard only barely any grass anymore. The guy keeps digging and replacing with mulch. it prob takes me 10 min start to finish. maybe less.

Woody82986
03-15-2009, 11:25 PM
I have one at $26.00 that takes me 16 minutes from opening my door to hopping back in the truck. Everything else is in the $30-$90 range.

tyler_mott85
03-15-2009, 11:42 PM
$20 for one half of a Duplex. about 2,500 sq ft. 10 min mow job.
I'll go as low as $25 for family but $30 is about norm on your average city lot.

LouisianaLawnboy
03-15-2009, 11:48 PM
I have one at $26.00 that takes me 16 minutes from opening my door to hopping back in the truck.

I have one sorta of like that. About 16-20 min total, but the sweet thing is that I charge 40.00. Thats one of my best jobs.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-15-2009, 11:48 PM
$20 - a favor for a lady just down my street who has MS. I didn't have the heart to charge a full $35/cut. I help her out with other things too, generally for no pay:)

Marcos
03-15-2009, 11:57 PM
I do one that is only a small front and side yard for $15. . . but it's maybe a 5-6 minute job, tops. The lowest full-sized lawn that I do is about $25, but my average is more in the $30-$40 range. . .

Holy Monkey..............$15.00 !!! :dizzy::dizzy:

MJS, you oughta wake up every morning & count your lucky stars that it's not like the '60s and '70s and you're out there competing with hoardes of 10, 11, 12 & 13-year old kids, running up and down the block after school with their beat up ol' Murrays! :laugh:

LouisianaLawnboy
03-16-2009, 12:01 AM
Whats MS????

Marcos
03-16-2009, 12:07 AM
Whats MS????

multiple sclerosis

CFB
03-16-2009, 12:12 AM
I have a lot of small yards that take me about 15 minutes from gate down to gate up that I'm at 25-28 on. Planned to make all those at least 30 by this year, but the economy has me holding steady except on 1 which I marked up almost 50% cause I misjudged the initial bid.

ambersLawnmowing
03-16-2009, 12:21 AM
I have one that has 4 others that i do right next to each other and i only charge her $15 it is 48 inch wide and 15 feet long, takes more time to start the mower deck then to mow it.. I felt bad for her, she was paying $35. But since i have others right next door i couldnt do that and live with myself.

THC
03-16-2009, 03:04 AM
$22 5k lot with few obstructions.

THC
03-16-2009, 03:05 AM
Holy Monkey..............$15.00 !!! :dizzy::dizzy:

MJS, you oughta wake up every morning & count your lucky stars that it's not like the '60s and '70s and you're out there competing with hoardes of 10, 11, 12 & 13-year old kids, running up and down the block after school with their beat up ol' Murrays! :laugh:

Hey! he IS a 12 year old kid!










:laugh:

tjwalkingon
03-16-2009, 07:34 AM
$16 Went up a $1 on him when gas went up. Takes about 5 minutes to cut, 30 minutes to talk. But he gets me other business in the subdivision and I give him a free cut.

burge19
03-16-2009, 10:02 AM
I wont do anything less then 30, last year i had 2 customers it took 10 minutes to do the lawn from getting out of the truck to getting back in and i got 30 for them. I didnt rip them off i told them i wont do anything less then 30 and they still wanted me.

Lawn Pawn
03-16-2009, 10:26 AM
$7.00 for a 66x124 lot with one garage....no trim

Going up to $8.00 this year... is neighbor that has a metal shop and never charges me for the odd jobs I bring in.

$15.00 for other retired neighbor lady... fixed income corner lot. I keep it looking better than ANY of the others on that block! She's so proud of how it looks. I get cookies there.

No deals for anybody else..... About $25 is bottom line.

OFF-DUTY MOWING
03-16-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm small-time compared to most on this site, but $30 is my minimum. I run all equipment outta the back of my truck (21" Honda, Shindy Trimmer & Edger). Most of the big-time guys I know (trailers, zero turns & employees), will not get their equipment out for less than $35. But then again they have more overhead than myself. In my area of Tulsa, OK the days of the $25 yard have passed. Just trying to get more customers last year, I had a guy that talked and talked and talked me down to $25. Turned out he was a weekly complainer and it was all about the $$$ and not how I made his yard look. Wasn't worth it. If a customer wants a nice-looking yard, $30 shouldn't scare 'em.

ALC-GregH
03-16-2009, 12:16 PM
My lowest price is at $40 weekly. The rest are $60 and up to $100 weekly. It depends on the area your working in. Most of my customers are in a rural area and have larger lots. The one for $40 takes 30 minutes to complete. The one for $100 takes a little over an hour. I just talked to him yesterday to get him back on the schedule for this season and he was extremely happy to hear from me and told me again that the work I do is MORE then worth the price I'm charging and he would rather have me on his property then someone he doesn't know. It's nice feeling when they tell you that. :) It also makes me want to go that extra mile to keep the place clean. Heck I even scoop the dog crap each week for that price. I have a dog as well so it doesn't bother me much to do it.

jlawnman
03-16-2009, 01:14 PM
Just curious to know what your lowest price residential lawn cut is. Mine is at $25 per cut for a home. I am not talking about a double wide mobile home in a trailer park. I am not asking about the size of lawn , just the lowest priced. Thanks to all those who respond!!!

This is such a loaded question... If someone says they do a job for 10 bucks without being allowsed to explain why it's so low is unfair. I'll respond to this, but I will also leave an explaination...

I mow a yard for ten bucks... (let me put on my riot gear now) I mow the yard next to this particular property (for 45 cut, 10 minute job). This lady does her own string trimming and eding, she just doesn't have room in her broom closes for a mower. Her yard is... you ready.... 8 foot by 30 foot... yep... that's right.. two passes with a ztr... 30 seconds flat...

When I do the math on this... THIS IS MY BEST PAYING CUSTOMER :hammerhead:

jlawnman
03-16-2009, 01:20 PM
[QUOTE=Lawn Pawn;2856248]$7.00 for a 66x124 lot with one garage....no trim

She's so proud of how it looks. I get cookies there.
/QUOTE]

Barter system.. I hear ya! I gave this lady 4 free visits in trade for her rarely used snapper pusher... This one time last year, I gave a customer a free mowing in trade for a new Hitachi sawzall in the case... I thought that was a pretty good deal.. (sounds like a good starter question for a new thread)

MJS
03-16-2009, 04:20 PM
Holy Monkey..............$15.00 !!!

MJS, you oughta wake up every morning & count your lucky stars that it's not like the '60s and '70s and you're out there competing with hoardes of 10, 11, 12 & 13-year old kids, running up and down the block after school with their beat up ol' Murrays!

Righto. . .#1 it's next to several other accounts, #2 the whole lawn is three passes with the mower, and #3 the client is an elderly lady who has some physical problems. I am not worried about making my usual $$$ off her. Everything is not about the money.

Hey! he IS a 12 year old kid!
:laugh:

So I joined LS when I was 7? Don't think so. . . but I'll laugh anyways :laugh:

billslawn89
03-16-2009, 04:44 PM
85.00 per month / 30.00 per cut. i'll tell ya, the monthly contracts are really paying off this year. i'm only cutting some of my clients one time per month, some with bahia grass, going on two months without cutting. wow! but still visit twice a month to just edge and clean anything up. its dry here!

ALC-GregH
03-16-2009, 06:34 PM
This is such a loaded question... If someone says they do a job for 10 bucks without being allowsed to explain why it's so low is unfair. I'll respond to this, but I will also leave an explaination...

I mow a yard for ten bucks... (let me put on my riot gear now) I mow the yard next to this particular property (for 45 cut, 10 minute job). This lady does her own string trimming and eding, she just doesn't have room in her broom closes for a mower. Her yard is... you ready.... 8 foot by 30 foot... yep... that's right.. two passes with a ztr... 30 seconds flat...

When I do the math on this... THIS IS MY BEST PAYING CUSTOMER :hammerhead:

Heck yea, $20 a minute is millionaire status! :D Gotta work all 52 weeks though. LOL :laugh::laugh::laugh:

MileHigh
03-16-2009, 06:37 PM
25.

hopefully that number does not get any lower this season :nono:

tjwalkingon
03-16-2009, 06:38 PM
I've got a couple on my road that are in their 90's that I don't charge them anything. It's a $70-$80 yard. I don't mind doing it cause I figure when I'm in my 90's and can't run the ztr somebody might cut mine. What ticks me off is they have 2 sons and some grandkids. They say I look good out on my big mower, geez, people now days.

Classified
03-16-2009, 06:39 PM
$5.49 a visit for a 5000sqft lawn and that includes trimming and blowing!

I am the best deal in town!!!

WeCare-LawnCare
03-16-2009, 07:23 PM
well, FREE!!! We donate (2) 1 year free cuts, to a TV auction, so we get our name out. $ 25.00 is are lowest price, but have a couple teeny pieces of grass we cut for 15.00 ( there around the gates at a gated community we have 2 customers at)

vinny69
03-16-2009, 08:42 PM
$15 bucks,I trim it lol Beside a 7-11 a little piece of grass .I go in for a coffee and my helper does it and hands me 15 when i get back lol

Marcos
03-16-2009, 10:46 PM
$5.49 a visit for a 5000sqft lawn and that includes trimming and blowing!

I am the best deal in town!!!

It's quite obvious that some of you folks don't care to give an ounce of thought to health care, your retirement someday, your wife's retirement, etc...

MJS
03-16-2009, 10:59 PM
It's quite obvious that some of you folks don't care to give an ounce of thought to health care, your retirement someday, your wife's retirement, etc...

I think Classified was joking. . . I hope. . .:hammerhead:

corey4671
03-16-2009, 11:14 PM
FREE. When the local senior citizens center needed someone last year to mow, I volunteered. Takes about 45 minutes, right down the street from me. I plan it so it is the last stop of the day. Main reason I took it, this jerkwad in town was running for city council. HE did some work on the building for the seniors and then had the nerve to write an article about it and send pictures to the paper. Gullable little old people voted for him and he'e been nothing but a pain in the city's rear end since he was elected. Same old folks that voted for him want him removed from office. By the way, he hasn't volunteered any more for the senior center since the election. Imagine that.

scagdude
03-16-2009, 11:24 PM
$25 is our lowest. we wont dp anything under that but most are between $30-40

Classified
03-16-2009, 11:28 PM
It's quite obvious that some of you folks don't care to give an ounce of thought to health care, your retirement someday, your wife's retirement, etc...

I was kidding!

I only have a few residentials and my lowest I think is about $30 a visit

I think Classified was joking. . . I hope. . .:hammerhead:

Yeppers, I was just goofing around. Perhaps it was the beautiful 65* day we had here! Spring is coming!!!:clapping:

Marcos
03-16-2009, 11:38 PM
It's quite obvious that some of you folks don't care to give an ounce of thought to health care, your retirement someday, your wife's retirement, etc...

I was kidding!
I only have a few residentials and my lowest I think is about $30 a visit
Yeppers, I was just goofing around. Perhaps it was the beautiful 65* day we had here! Spring is coming!!!:clapping:

Well, Alle-freakin'-luia, there is hope! :dancing:

Classified
03-17-2009, 01:34 AM
LOL, no worries, Im not the cheapest guy around here and do not get alot of accounts because of that but my current customers always express how happy they are with our service.

Cheers!

sweetz
03-17-2009, 02:41 AM
\i'll tell ya, the monthly contracts are really paying off this year. i'm only cutting some of my clients one time per month, some with bahia grass, going on two months without cutting. wow! but still visit twice a month to just edge and clean anything up. its dry here!

I'll second this!

FourTrees
03-17-2009, 03:10 AM
(hangs head low) $15, but wait it only takes 3 minutes with a trimmer. $450 a year for about for about 1.5 hours of work.

Got one pain in the neck yard small, yet takes about 45 minutes, and I even throw in some free stuff hear and there; only charge $25 per cut. Reason for low rate: This guy has landed me over $10,000 in accounts and is always referring me to everyone. Looking forward to what he brings me this year.