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jasontech
12-10-2009, 09:11 PM
I am going to be putting flyers up in my naborhood and the one next to me they are small lots what is a good est. for mowing cutting clean up edging trimming the basic stuff?

JB1
12-10-2009, 09:32 PM
$18 - $22, a lot

jasontech
12-10-2009, 09:33 PM
so thats frount and back?

jasontech
12-10-2009, 09:36 PM
that seems cheep I was going to do this as a part time thing but I was thinking $35 but I also want to have work

Kutz Lawns
12-10-2009, 10:02 PM
that seems cheep I was going to do this as a part time thing but I was thinking $35 but I also want to have work

That price is professionals to do it!

Make sure you check your spelling on you flyer's too!

clean_cut
12-10-2009, 10:15 PM
How big of lots are we talking about? What are your cost ($5000 mower, $500 blower, $400 trimmer, etc., or $500 mower, $200 trimmer, etc.)? With the expensive equip. you can charge $50 and make the same amount of money as the guy with cheap equip. that charges $25

jasontech
12-10-2009, 10:24 PM
I will have a honda HRC mower and cheeper trimmer blower I would think how well you do the job would effect the price not how much money you have in equipment

jasontech
12-10-2009, 10:25 PM
small lots 10th of an acer

JB1
12-10-2009, 10:26 PM
so thats frount and back?


thets even the slides.

jasontech
12-10-2009, 10:31 PM
yea I talk better then I spell smart a??

Grasshopper49
12-10-2009, 11:56 PM
Not sure what you mean by small, but...my minimum price is $35. Now, if the lot is really small, and you have other business in the immediate area, you can get by with a lower price. For example, I have 3 lawns right next to each other, and one across the street. I charge only $30. No moving truck, no drive time, etc.. I have a lot of gardens in my yard, and have about 12,000 sq ft of lawn. For a lawn like this I would charge $35. Not a big lawn, but it is chopped up with flower gardens, and because of that I have a lot of trimming to.

Lot size is just part of it. How long do you have to drive to get there? Do they have a fence, swing set, sand box...other things to cut around and trim?

I try to charge $1 per minute. I work alone, so I don't get it, but if I charge $35 I am normally done in 30-45 minutes...mow, blow and go! oh, trim too of course.

We try to get $80 per acre around here, but I doubt I have any acre lots. Kinda helps with the $1 per minute thing though.

It is easy to lower a price if you need to, but hard to raise the price the following year when you find out you are not making any money.

The Grasshopper

KES
12-11-2009, 12:47 AM
thets even the slides.

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

exmark614
12-11-2009, 01:22 AM
I will have a honda HRC mower and cheeper trimmer blower I would think how well you do the job would effect the price not how much money you have in equipment

Please take introduction to business 101 at your local community college before starting your "business."

rcslawncare
12-11-2009, 01:33 AM
A class like that is one of the best things you can do. Not only for looking and running a professional operation, but can really come in handy with the finances of a actual business.

exmark614
12-11-2009, 01:36 AM
A class like that is one of the best things you can do. Not only for looking and running a professional operation, but can really come in handy with the finances of a actual business.

Thanks. This guy seems to be going into this blind to earn some extra money. What a joke. I can honestly say that his venture is not a business, I doubt he'll get licensed and insured either.

Waiting for his post stating "What? You have to be licensed and insured?!?" :laugh::laugh: