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birdturd9726
03-17-2009, 10:37 PM
their is an estate i need to bid. They property is about 2 - 2.5 acres
their is exactly 1 acre of grass to be cut. how much would you charge to cut 1 acre of grass, pretty straightforward wide open grass...half in the front half in the back.

burge19
03-17-2009, 11:23 PM
about 50 to 60 i would say depending on trimming and blowing

Chilehead
03-17-2009, 11:25 PM
$70.00 with edging/trimming blowing. Your hourly rate should be $40.00--$50.00.

jlawnman
03-18-2009, 01:26 AM
no less than 50/cut... but consider trim work. I have a bunch of 1/4 acres yards that are 60/cut because of all the edging and weedwacker work. I also have an acre lot that I cut for 40/cut... no trimming or edging or blowing. It all depends on the foot work involved.

birdturd9726
03-18-2009, 07:45 AM
you guys charge $60 to cut 1 acre of straight grass????
i get $35 to cut 1/2 with a house, pool and decks on it, and it takes me about 30 mins.

heres an aerial.. tell me what your range would be to cut this...

jlawnman
03-18-2009, 01:17 PM
Long driveway to blow off. Full perimeter with trimmer plus two subroutes around house. How much edging? Are you bagging, discharging, or mulching? Looks like about a 20-30 minutes job for my crew with 2 working. No less than 50/cut. If there's a lot of edging to do around beds and whatnot.. then 60-70/cut final answer.

2brothersyardcare
03-18-2009, 05:47 PM
80 nothing less thats a lot

aird208
03-18-2009, 06:44 PM
We are $80-$100 an acre. I'd go about $90 for that one

birdturd9726
03-18-2009, 06:50 PM
how long would you expect that to take w/ a three man crew...
1 weed wacking
1 on a 32" walk behind
1 on a 40" walk behind

JNyz
03-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Instead of asking us, why don't you ask yourself. What are you expenses per hour? How much do you need to profit per hour? What is the going rate in your area? If you need to make 100.00 per hour to show a nice profit, you can get this property done in 45 minutes and the going rate in your area is 125.00 per hour, I sure you can figure it out without our help.

ponyboy
03-18-2009, 07:49 PM
Are you cutting and running or are you full maintenance (beds picking up branches catching not ) we do several houses like that and average about $250 a week so $1000 a month for full maintenance usually take 3 guys about 1.5- 2 hours a week but if you are cutting and running about $75 -$100. I would like to see 2 guys in and out in 30 minutes and actually keep an account like that. Sell yourself as quailty workmanship house usually are their biggest investment they should protect it

Think Green
05-07-2012, 09:04 PM
I guarantee that a lawn that looks like this...with all those obstacles,trees, gardens,beds,etc. will not get cut for a mealy 60-70 bux.
If I put 3 men on this lawn......one line trimming, one on a z and the other on a walk behind, it would be around 100.00 per week with no bed weeding.
35.00 per man hour with a minimum of one hour.

kgflyboy
05-07-2012, 11:07 PM
you guys charge $60 to cut 1 acre of straight grass????
i get $35 to cut 1/2 with a house, pool and decks on it, and it takes me about 30 mins.

heres an aerial.. tell me what your range would be to cut this...

60ish. I get 80ish for an open acre.

Get Some...
05-08-2012, 07:48 AM
Suffolk county, NY.......$100.00+.:)

jrs.landscaping
05-08-2012, 08:36 PM
65.00-75.00 ;)

32vld
05-08-2012, 09:19 PM
$120 a week basic mow trim blow

MOW ED
05-09-2012, 08:55 AM
Instead of asking us, why don't you ask yourself. What are you expenses per hour? How much do you need to profit per hour? What is the going rate in your area? If you need to make 100.00 per hour to show a nice profit, you can get this property done in 45 minutes and the going rate in your area is 125.00 per hour, I sure you can figure it out without our help.

Thank You! Someone had to say it and I am tired of being the one most times.

Glenn Lawn Care
05-09-2012, 11:57 AM
$65 per acre, depending on the trimming and blowing maybe a little more.

Think Green
05-09-2012, 08:52 PM
This is another thread on the topic of bidding out properties. Some of us....including me always falls for a member that wants to pick out properties and make a big fuss over our bidding process. The biggest thing is to assume a bid from a aerial view not seeing things from the ground. There is a lot of unknowns from this photo. I am like the majority, if you know what you need per man hour to make money on a job like this, then you don't need to post a picture for all to play the lowballer game. For those that are doing properties like this for 60--70 bux........I hope you are doing 3 more just like it along the same side of the street. I would not stop, unload, do the work, reload the truck and drive off for less than a hundred per week. I AM SORRY!!! BAGGING OR NOT!!
I shutter to know what the original poster would do this lawn in the fall cleanup season for.