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Lawn Pro's
08-12-2009, 07:11 PM
I'm wondering if my minimum price of $35 is a good minimum. I've been told to raise my minimum to $45 but I have a few yards at $35 , $40 and $45. I'd just like some advice if anyone has any.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
08-12-2009, 07:14 PM
If that takes care of the bills and makes you a profit. Ours is $45.

THC
08-12-2009, 07:15 PM
I have lots of $25 dollar yards and a lot of competition offering to do those small yards for $20-$22 so that wouldn't be a good Idea for my area.

coqui landscaping
08-12-2009, 07:57 PM
I have lots of $25 dollar yards and a lot of competition offering to do those small yards for $20-$22 so that wouldn't be a good Idea for my area.

me too thats the truth

bohiaa
08-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Depends on what your running.... I had a guy today thought we were too high at 125.00

truth is, I wont unload for under 75.00

STIHL GUY
08-12-2009, 09:56 PM
my lowest is $25 and thats for small lawns

mowerbrad
08-12-2009, 09:59 PM
It does truly depend on what you are running. You need to be able to make money no matter the size of the property. Someone running 21" mowers will probably have a lower minimum than someone who runs all 60" mowers. For me, My minimum is $30 but I do have a few that are $25 because the lawns are next to each other or accross the street, so I only need to unload once and I can knock out the ones next door to each other in under 30 minutes (15 minutes each) to mow, trim and blow.

Mckenzie's Maintenance
08-12-2009, 11:50 PM
agree everyone has there min. that they must make on their equipment....I have none now that are min..but mine used to be 30$ to drop the gate...

LouisianaLawnboy
08-13-2009, 12:01 AM
It does truly depend on what you are running. You need to be able to make money no matter the size of the property. Someone running 21" mowers will probably have a lower minimum than someone who runs all 60" mowers. For me, My minimum is $30 but I do have a few that are $25 because the lawns are next to each other or accross the street, so I only need to unload once and I can knock out the ones next door to each other in under 30 minutes (15 minutes each) to mow, trim and blow.

I'm about in the same boat.
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fastbs
08-14-2009, 04:22 PM
$25 here that's for one guy less than 35 min of work including drive time. I have 2 of these.

tinman
08-15-2009, 09:51 PM
your business is different than others. No standard charge. Figure your costs and figure price above that with whatever profit you can manage.

Gregg1987
08-16-2009, 03:58 AM
having a minimum i would think is based more off your area and what the competition charges there.


(perhaps off topic but a related question)
what would you guys normally knock off their price if say a customer signed up a neighbor or something like that? and would you still do it if that lawn was already at your minimum price?

SangerLawn
08-16-2009, 09:36 AM
having a minimum i would think is based more off your area and what the competition charges there.


(perhaps off topic but a related question)
what would you guys normally knock off their price if say a customer signed up a neighbor or something like that? and would you still do it if that lawn was already at your minimum price?

I give a 25% discount off the next mowing for any customer that signs up a friend. Yes I even give it to customers that are at my minimum. If you do 1 time jobs I wouldnít give a discount for that kind of sign up, only for weekly mowing for the entire summer.

Gregg1987
08-20-2009, 12:09 AM
sounds fair. Thanks :)

jada86
08-20-2009, 07:30 AM
$25 if it takes 15 min., $35-40 if a 1/2 hour, and $45-50 if it takes an hour. Don't worry about what everyone else charges - find customers who are willing to pay for the time it takes and allow you to make a profit.

fastbs
08-20-2009, 09:21 AM
Don't worry about what everyone else charges - find customers who are willing to pay for the time it takes and allow you to make a profit.

well said!!

Gregg1987
08-20-2009, 12:30 PM
you say $25 for say 15mins of work, for you would that include your travel time too or do you leave that out some (assuming the lawn is close). If it was further away tho say i assume it would be a bit more perhaps?

Lawn Pro's
08-20-2009, 01:25 PM
All the Yards I have are in my neighborhood and the one next to mine less than 2 miles traveling distance. Everyone here seems to be happy with what I charge.

Gregg1987
08-20-2009, 01:57 PM
All the Yards I have are in my neighborhood and the one next to mine less than 2 miles traveling distance.

wow that's nice. lucky to have enough business just in that small area. Probably makes things a lot easier.

Lawn Pro's
08-20-2009, 03:03 PM
It does make it easier for me I just started last may and I only have 15 yards. But I just started advertizing in my area to expand and try to get as many yards as I can for next year. I really enjoy spending time outside and I like to mow the grass so I figured this was the perfect small business to start.

Mike's LawnCare Landscape
08-20-2009, 04:16 PM
If you are starting $35 min is ok. Under that I your wasting your time unless you realy need the money.My min is $35 even if it take me 5 min . only sec year doing the lawn care and have way to many clients and the phone rings off the hook. Time to bit the bullet an start a 2nd crew !!