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Lawnmowingperson
03-06-2012, 06:32 AM
I am starting my own business and I was wondering how much I should charge!

stephen424
03-06-2012, 06:58 AM
go to craigslist in your area and see what other guys are charging. that's what you should charge

K&L Landscaping
03-06-2012, 06:59 AM
Wow, first welcome to Lawnsite! It's going to be difficult for any of us to answer your question because it is rather vague. Lawns come in all sizes and shapes and customers may want different services. Also, unless we have a member on here from your neck of the woods, there is no way to know what the market will bear in your area.

Give us a little more info and we will try to help you.

clydebusa
03-06-2012, 07:26 AM
My average is 48.30 dollars a yard.

WorldsStrongestLandscaper
03-06-2012, 08:15 AM
I say 45 with commercials for my area
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KrayzKajun
03-06-2012, 08:21 AM
Only you can figure out how much to charrge in order to cover exspenses & turn a profit. I won't drop the gate on my trailer fr less than $35-40. Depending how many lawns I have at that stop on my route.
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dmk395
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
40-50. I have a couple postage stamps at 35, but I really can't see stopping for anything less than 40.

Landrus2
03-06-2012, 12:10 PM
I am starting my own business and I was wondering how much I should charge!

hello there
as far what you can charge will depend in property size small properties will go for 25-35 :confused:
what inspired you to come to this industry :waving:

BestImpressions99
03-06-2012, 12:49 PM
The simple thing to remember is every dollar you make to put 25-30% back for taxes (closer to 30 actually), 20% for insurance, 20% for fuel, 20% for repairs and eventually new machines. I think there was an extra 5% for something else... anyway, even with 10 for your pocket, if a lawn costs 20 to do guess what, you have 2 dollars in your pocket free and clear. Doesn't sound like alot but guess what, it's the truth.

crazymike
03-06-2012, 02:01 PM
go to craigslist in your area and see what other guys are charging. that's what you should charge if you want to go out of business

*fixed

What others can charge is not reflective of what you can charge.

A big company might be desperate to fill a void in their schedule. They can do the job at $30 an hour. They don't make money, but keep their guys busy.

You might not be able to even do the work for $30 an hour. Then all of a sudden you're stuck doing a job and losing money.

v6rs97
03-06-2012, 02:51 PM
hello there
as far what you can charge will depend in property size small properties will go for 25-35 :confused:
what inspired you to come to this industry :waving:it really seems like li charges the least. I guess it is because of so much competition

Lawnmowingperson
03-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Ive mowed my parents lawn since I was little and mowed the neighbors when they were gone on vacation

Daily Lawn/Landscape
03-06-2012, 07:32 PM
If you are really serious about starting out right, you need to check out the site sponsor Profit Unlimited. If you get their program and follow it to the T, you will be profitable from the start. I bought their program in my second year and it has paid for it's self 20 fold. There is a work sheet in the program that tells you what YOU have to charge to make YOUR business profitable. There is no way anyone can tell you what to charge to be profitable, excetp your business.

Good Luck!
James

LibertyFarmLandscaping
03-06-2012, 07:39 PM
$52.67
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205mx
03-06-2012, 10:23 PM
mine is 61.22

Landscape Poet
03-06-2012, 10:33 PM
$19.99 .........BUT WAIT THAT'S NOT ALL.............If you call within the next 10 minutes we will throw in a free hedge trimming......That is $100 value folks for just $19.99....call now while supplies last.

In a real fast voice that you can not understand.

Warning: Potential side effects from offering these kinds of prices can be but are not limited too, the squirts, vomiting , empty wallet, girlfriend/wife calling you a loser and then leaving you for a more successful lawnturd, a future craigslist ad of your equipment being posted at a large discount, bad sunburns that lead to deadly cancers ......if you are prego or expect to be prego please consult your CPA before offering these prices as you will not be able to afford that baby.