View Full Version : test cut and pricing

03-20-2010, 11:32 PM
well i'd mow my friend's lawn in an attempt to polish out my pricing skills, his yard is about 1 acre with five trees flower beds drive way and walk way,
we (2 men crew) finish it all in about one hour using a 60" zt, edger, weed-eater power blow and few hand tools. the number that i came up with was $91.5 i'm thinking on round it up to $95.even.... hopefully.

well now i'll be more than glad to know what you guys think about it, constructive criticism will be very welcome.

Oakleaf landscape
03-20-2010, 11:45 PM
Seems high to me. For an acre with a zt you should be done in 40 mins with a 2 man crew. I would go around 60 to 70 but that's in north carolina.

03-20-2010, 11:45 PM
1 acre 95$ i highly doubt it,then again i dont know the pricing in your area but around here that would be more like 60-70 tops.

03-21-2010, 12:03 AM
There are so many different variables. You cannot even begin to ask if that sounds right.

03-21-2010, 10:39 AM
When people say 1 acre, I never know if they are talking about the lot size or the lawn size, because there is a big diffence. People have said they find me priced high, but my 1 acre lawn size properties get billed $124.99 per visit

03-21-2010, 11:07 AM
$65 is about what I charge on average for an acre. I think you maybe too high too. It shouldn't take that long either. I have a 48" and a 36" and I can pull an acre in no more than an hour by myself.

03-21-2010, 11:17 AM
acre = lawn size? 43,560 sq ft. of lawn? when you guys use 'acre'?

03-21-2010, 12:16 PM
it is high for 1 acre of lawn, i average about $65 per acre as well here, depending on difficulty

03-21-2010, 03:13 PM
thank you all for the valuable advise!! so now seems like i'll have to learn how speed thing up.
once again thank you all.

03-21-2010, 03:23 PM
65 an acre is the price for me, but around here the parks that are subbed out, are major lowballed to 25 an acre if you lucky!
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Southern Elegance
03-21-2010, 06:00 PM
it always takes longer the first time or two when you mow a property. an hour for a acre is way too long