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grassmasterswilson
06-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Been going through my numbers. Mostly because I'm not picking up lawns like I want to. My average across the board is about $35 per cut. That includes everything from a $25 mow and go all the way to a $80 high end property. I know everyone is going to say "it all depends on your overhead" and I understand that. Just curious if lack of new customers was because prices were too high or people just happy with current company.

head_start
06-17-2010, 05:08 PM
i live in the country and i am average yard size is 1.8 acres, at about 50 dollars a cut, but that is no trimming, and the elderly farm people that still want to mow but can't becuase of their age or health. i picked up six consistant yards a few weeks ago, and that is all i have right now.

hackitdown
06-17-2010, 05:24 PM
My average fee is $50.74. It used to be higher, but now I mostly mow/blow/go.

BINKY1902
06-17-2010, 05:40 PM
My average cut is $68.64. Mixture of city and large rural properties.

BINKY1902
06-17-2010, 05:41 PM
My cheapest is $35, which is my min. My most expensive is $290 per cut.

Ronniecoleman
06-17-2010, 05:42 PM
My average is $30, most of my properties are under 7000 square feet.

towtruck212
06-17-2010, 07:00 PM
My average is $38 and I range from $25 which is my min. to $110

THEGOLDPRO
06-17-2010, 07:06 PM
my lowest resi is $50 my highest resi is $200.

mbrew
06-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Low is $25 high is $75 This weeks average is 46.67, but that's a little higher than normal. My area has everything from 5000 Sf lots to million dollar estates.

clydebusa
06-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Avearage $35 range from 30 min to 100

rwar
06-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Your prices are probably about right,but people are cheap this year,a couple weeks ago I priced 1.07 acres with a slight slope,about a dozen trees and a fence in the back in Al Gores neiborhood for 60 and heard nothing

1993lx172
06-17-2010, 08:24 PM
My prices for mowing start at $35 for up to half an acre (obviously if the yard is steep or has a lot of trimming and what not I charge more that is just a starting point). Anything over half an acre starts at $75 again just a base line.

crocs27
06-17-2010, 10:13 PM
I keep my minimum @ $40. That way I keep away from most smaller lawns that i have to push mow, and if they are small and want to pay 40 by all means pay me. I have a few small townhomes like this. Guys we are in this to make money. Promote, do a good job and charge enough to keep this industry going. My highest is over 200 and average about 55 per cut.

Darryl G
06-17-2010, 10:24 PM
My average this year is $54/cut.

topsites
06-17-2010, 10:27 PM
I picked up two customers this week, both of whom had been experiencing, lets just say "water leaks."
BIG leaks!

Like the kind a lawn mower might cause IF it happened to hit a pipe.

The sick of it is it may not have been the lawn guy that caused it but ...

Neither of them said a word to the customer.
That almost always spells GUILTY.

Even if in some circles he who smelt it may have dealt it,
but in my neck of the woods it's the quiet one whodunit.

Word to the wise fellows:
ANYTIME ANYTHING is NOT the way it's supposed to be, TELL the customer!
I don't care if it's on the neighbor's property and you did NOT do it, TELL the customer!

If it is your fault, TELL the customer!
If it's not your fault, TELL the customer!
If it was already broken before you pulled up, guess what?
Yup, tell the customer.

Because I will GLADLY take them away, unlike some I got ROOM for more.

rmcouto
06-17-2010, 11:09 PM
My lowest is 20.00 which only takes me 25-30 minutes which includes trimming. My highest is 55.00 which only takes about 45 minutes...

fredmullegun
06-17-2010, 11:27 PM
My lowest is 20.00 which only takes me 25-30 minutes which includes trimming. My highest is 55.00 which only takes about 45 minutes...

You have a weird pricing structure.

bel-nor
06-17-2010, 11:40 PM
My prices are min. $35.00, max. $45.00. The price will depend on the property for example two yards about the same size (50x100) but one is a corner lot it may price at $45.00. The use of the 48 in. walk/behind plays a big part also. All jobs are trimmer line edged and all hard surfaces are back pac blown. I do not mow/blow/go. I may spend 1.5 hours on one property, but at $45.00 cost that averages to $30.00 an hour. This is constant non stop work and it looks good enough that the customers will compliment and occassionaly tip me. This is the type property that will ask for hedges trimmed +$25.00 or flower beds cleaned +$25.00. I don't no what size lawns are getting cut in 30 min. and the service provider is gone, however I read that a lot on here. I like the larger properties that reflect the striping and serious trimmer line work...that gets new customers. I have to mention the overgrowns who's owner saw your work and wants their lawn to look "Beautiful" meaning minor cleanup and yes the dreded bagged clippings, leafs and excessive weed whacking $90.00 and "let me get started today Sir/Ma'am". Get paid for good hard work.

Darryl G
06-17-2010, 11:49 PM
My prices are min. $35.00, max. $45.00. The price will depend on the property for example two yards about the same size (50x100) but one is a corner lot it may price at $45.00. The use of the 48 in. walk/behind plays a big part also. All jobs are trimmer line edged and all hard surfaces are back pac blown. I do not mow/blow/go. I may spend 1.5 hours on one property, but at $45.00 cost that averages to $30.00 an hour. This is constant non stop work and it looks good enough that the customers will compliment and occassionaly tip me. This is the type property that will ask for hedges trimmed +$25.00 or flower beds cleaned +$25.00. I don't no what size lawns are getting cut in 30 min. and the service provider is gone, however I read that a lot on here. I like the larger properties that reflect the striping and serious trimmer line work...that gets new customers. I have to mention the overgrowns who's owner saw your work and wants their lawn to look "Beautiful" meaning minor cleanup and yes the dreded bagged clippings, leafs and excessive weed whacking $90.00 and "let me get started today Sir/Ma'am". Get paid for good hard work.

I can't imagine spending 1.5 hours on a 5k square foot lawn! Your pricing seems really low to me but we're in different parts of the country. I won't do anything for $30/hr.

LKCLawnService
06-17-2010, 11:56 PM
25$ - 40$ a cut. most lawns around 1/4 acre

ShooterK2
06-18-2010, 12:23 AM
My average is $43. However, if you take away the two nice, big accounts in the country, it drops my average to $36, which is just about right for the size of homes and yards around here. I charge $35 - $40 an hour for mowing, and more for extras.

mowerbrad
06-18-2010, 12:31 AM
I'm averaging about $30/cut....the majority of my properties are finished in 25 minutes or less, mainly because I have alot of accounts in neighborhoods so the lawns can only be so big.

billyslawn
06-18-2010, 01:07 AM
my starting price is 30 and most yards i can in 30 minutes and some i can do 3 yards in an hour. by myself. my highest yard is 250 and it takes about 3 hours. I usually base my price on a dollar a minute

bel-nor
06-18-2010, 01:10 AM
Darryl the 1.5 lot is $45.00 and here are the dems. from the Assesors data base. This property alone has gotten me several jobs. Most jobs are .45 to 60 min. Solo operater.

Lot Dimensions: 0098/0111 0166/0216 Acres: 0.5081

Darryl G
06-18-2010, 01:14 AM
OK bel-nor.

JoeHop6299
06-18-2010, 01:17 AM
Avg. cut 30$ my biggest is 600$ a cut for some appts.

Lawnut101
06-18-2010, 01:22 AM
My lowest is $20, and my highest resi is $120.

brodo374
06-18-2010, 01:50 AM
i live in the country and i am average yard size is 1.8 acres, at about 50 dollars a cut, but that is no trimming, and the elderly farm people that still want to mow but can't becuase of their age or health. i picked up six consistant yards a few weeks ago, and that is all i have right now.

50 bucks for nearly 2 acres???? i dont care if u are trimming or not, that is WAY too low....i say u should get at least 90 on that kinda job...

zo6
06-18-2010, 02:16 AM
I have 17 2.5 acre lots all in one development, i get 75 apiece for them, takes me 10 1/2 hrs and the truck never moves.(well it does go around 1 block in the development when im halfway done) all the big guys tell me i shold be getting 95 or better for them, but then i laugh and tell them, your done with your 1 lawn in here, why dont you go start your truck, and burn your gas in that while i have a pizza delivered in here, and get goin on my 17 lawns...

BadRancher
06-18-2010, 02:26 AM
i live in the country and i am average yard size is 1.8 acres, at about 50 dollars a cut, but that is no trimming, and the elderly farm people that still want to mow but can't becuase of their age or health. i picked up six consistant yards a few weeks ago, and that is all i have right now.

You are inline with me. I average 38. That ranges 32-100 yards.
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2brothersyardcare
06-18-2010, 07:53 AM
lowest is 25 highest is 45

Baytownlawncare
06-18-2010, 08:15 AM
My minimum is $25 for a lot under 7000 square feet. My highest lot right now is $65 for about 12000 square feet. I mowed half an acre for about $80 eariler in the season but the guy dumped me. Maybe that was too much! Some people freak out when you quote them anything over $40. I just tell them that is my price and move on if they don't like it. I learned real quick not to lowball yourself.

zo6
06-18-2010, 08:22 AM
$ 25 is lowballin yourself.. $40 is as low as i go..$ 25 why bother

abraham
06-21-2010, 01:06 AM
lowest $15 highest $70

rain man
06-21-2010, 03:03 AM
I picked up two customers this week, both of whom had been experiencing, lets just say "water leaks."
BIG leaks!

Like the kind a lawn mower might cause IF it happened to hit a pipe.

The sick of it is it may not have been the lawn guy that caused it but ...

Neither of them said a word to the customer.
That almost always spells GUILTY.

Even if in some circles he who smelt it may have dealt it,
but in my neck of the woods it's the quiet one whodunit.

Word to the wise fellows:
ANYTIME ANYTHING is NOT the way it's supposed to be, TELL the customer!
I don't care if it's on the neighbor's property and you did NOT do it, TELL the customer!

If it is your fault, TELL the customer!
If it's not your fault, TELL the customer!
If it was already broken before you pulled up, guess what?
Yup, tell the customer.

Because I will GLADLY take them away, unlike some I got ROOM for more.

So true.

$25.00 for 15 minute jobs to $125.00 for a two hour job. Time is from turning off the truck to pulling away.

dgw
06-21-2010, 03:15 AM
My prices are min. $35.00, max. $45.00. The price will depend on the property for example two yards about the same size (50x100) but one is a corner lot it may price at $45.00. The use of the 48 in. walk/behind plays a big part also. All jobs are trimmer line edged and all hard surfaces are back pac blown. I do not mow/blow/go. I may spend 1.5 hours on one property, but at $45.00 cost that averages to $30.00 an hour. This is constant non stop work and it looks good enough that the customers will compliment and occassionaly tip me. This is the type property that will ask for hedges trimmed +$25.00 or flower beds cleaned +$25.00. I don't no what size lawns are getting cut in 30 min. and the service provider is gone, however I read that a lot on here. I like the larger properties that reflect the striping and serious trimmer line work...that gets new customers. I have to mention the overgrowns who's owner saw your work and wants their lawn to look "Beautiful" meaning minor cleanup and yes the dreded bagged clippings, leafs and excessive weed whacking $90.00 and "let me get started today Sir/Ma'am". Get paid for good hard work.

5k nice lawns are a good niche

should be in the 60 dollar range

hour and a half is sure a long time though

i cut trim, edge walks and beds blow off, and spot spray in about 25-30 minutes

i have a couple 25 dollar lawns,about 2-3 k

4 seasons lawn&land
06-21-2010, 09:10 AM
60 with the favors for neighbors in the average. 65 without them.

TimsLawnCareVA
06-21-2010, 03:42 PM
My average for residentials is $64. The lowest is $30 and the highest is $250. My average for commercials is $96.

MileHigh
06-21-2010, 05:18 PM
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ONEBLADE
06-26-2010, 03:00 AM
I won't get out of the truck for less than 35.00