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CLAWS_LAWNSERVICE
05-15-2010, 10:12 AM
I live in Conway, AR. I am starting a lawn service. What is a good price to mow a lawn, just mowing? :usflag:

topsites
05-15-2010, 10:19 AM
$46.75 +tax ...

MikeKle
05-15-2010, 10:37 AM
Could this be any more vague?

CLAWS_LAWNSERVICE
05-15-2010, 10:38 AM
I still have a lot to learn. This site is great!

CLAWS_LAWNSERVICE
05-15-2010, 10:39 AM
Could this be any more vague?


If you would have read my title it said a regular lawn. Meaning flat, small with few trees.

Think Green
05-15-2010, 11:20 AM
Claws,
What is your standard rate per hour? What is your mode of cutting.......pusher, ZTR, belly mount?? How many obstacles are you facing on this lawn and are there hills?
After you have done a few different lawns and learn the time needed for each, then you can factor in your hourly-base rate for a particular lawn..
In Arkansas you do not have to charge tax on mowing unless you are selling a product with it and of course, unless you are doing commercial and industrial properties.

MikeKle
05-15-2010, 11:52 AM
Well, around here, a regular normal sized (1/4 acre),yard goes for about $30-$40.

nepatsfan
05-15-2010, 12:05 PM
OHHHHH... a regular lawn $84 here. Some guys get $85 though. All of our regular lawns are at least 75,000 square feet with 12 trees, 2 kidney beans, 1 100' stone wall and a 20 degree incline on the 21,000 square foot front lawn. People pay weekly and we are all rich. Any more questions?

sharpcuts
05-15-2010, 07:24 PM
:laugh: LOL! :hammerhead:

whosedog
05-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Come on now you guys, stop yanking his chain,he just needs to know how much he can charge for a regular lawn,you know,flat with no trees,simple enough question .So far Topy gets $46.75 +tax,Mike gets $30-$40, and netpatsfan gets $84 because everybody is rich where he lives.Can't somebody help him, he's getting confused because of the wide range of prices.Most houses by me sit on 50 or 75 x 100 lots so with the garage and driveway the actual lawn is small,we get $20 -$35 per cut depending on trimming time.Hope this helps:).

ajslands
05-15-2010, 08:18 PM
Yea probably 25-40$ wait are you bagging? Gotta charge extra for that!
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Richard Martin
05-15-2010, 08:18 PM
If you would have read my title it said a regular lawn. Meaning flat, small with few trees.

Are you going to be licensed and insured? How big are your mowers? How much money do you need to live? Do you have any expected recurring costs? How are you going to bill your customers? Do you have any special software you need to buy? What are you going to pull your mowers with?

There are 1,000 different items that go into figuring your costs. You can't begin to know how much to charge if you don't know your costs. No 2 LCOs have the same costs so how can you expect to know how much to charge by asking here?

unkownfl
05-15-2010, 08:35 PM
You need to add up everything you pay from rent to gas to replacement cost and maintenance cost on your machines taxes etc. Then divide it by however many weeks the season is there and divide it by 40 thats your hourly rate (basic). Imagine how long it takes to mow the yard your talking about and you can get an idea of what it cost you. Now you just need to figure out a good profit margin that is competitive yet won't scare people away. Here a normal lot goes for 70 per month or about 20 per cut (weekly). Thats a 60x100 lot around 1/5 of an acre I believe. Mowing, edging, line trimming minor herbicide and blowing.

Darryl G
05-15-2010, 10:01 PM
I get $10 a lawn up to an acre. If it takes me more than 3 hours I charge an extra 5 bucks, unless they have a fridge in the garage with beer in it, in which case I'll just sneak a couple.

nepatsfan
05-15-2010, 11:27 PM
You need to add up everything you pay from rent to gas to replacement cost and maintenance cost on your machines taxes etc. Then divide it by however many weeks the season is there and divide it by 40 thats your hourly rate (basic). Imagine how long it takes to mow the yard your talking about and you can get an idea of what it cost you. Now you just need to figure out a good profit margin that is competitive yet won't scare people away. Here a normal lot goes for 70 per month or about 20 per cut (weekly). Thats a 60x100 lot around 1/5 of an acre I believe. Mowing, edging, line trimming minor herbicide and blowing.

6000 square feet is about 1/7-1/8 of an acre just an fyi. An acre is roughly 43,560 square feet.

ajslands
05-15-2010, 11:31 PM
An acre is roughly 43,560 square feet.

lol thats a pretty rough estimate huh! :laugh::drinkup::drinkup:

Hoy landscaping
05-15-2010, 11:49 PM
o boy another new guy thread...
its funny that some of you answer honestly. and where is ALC-Greg? I'm waiting for him to say search the forums!

unkownfl
05-16-2010, 01:08 AM
6000 square feet is about 1/7-1/8 of an acre just an fyi. An acre is roughly 43,560 square feet.

60*120 lots sorry plus front easements.

Darryl G
05-16-2010, 01:08 AM
6000 square feet is about 1/7-1/8 of an acre just an fyi. An acre is roughly 43,560 square feet.

In land developement they use 40k sq ft, aka a builders acre.

FastMan
05-16-2010, 11:39 PM
In land developement they use 40k sq ft, aka a builders acre.

Ahhhh,,, now I finally get it. That's why you're only getting $10 an acre. You're not figuring a full acre. :waving:

MikeKle
05-16-2010, 11:46 PM
Amount of trimming actually plays a bigger role in figuring out what to charge for me, on most properties anyway, since that is what takes the most time and detail.

Darryl G
05-16-2010, 11:49 PM
The truth is my lawns range from $40 to $80 with the average being $53 with my current mix.

ajslands
05-16-2010, 11:52 PM
Mine range from free to 160$ with all but mine being between 20$ and 160$
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S L C
05-17-2010, 12:01 AM
OHHHHH... a regular lawn $84 here. Some guys get $85 though. All of our regular lawns are at least 75,000 square feet with 12 trees, 2 kidney beans, 1 100' stone wall and a 20 degree incline on the 21,000 square foot front lawn. People pay weekly and we are all rich. Any more questions?

LMAO...:clapping: