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GBCS
08-13-2004, 08:54 PM
That is what they guy said when I gave him my bid for weekly service. My question is to you lawn pros guess what country he is from? I'm sure you will have no problem with this one.

fga
08-13-2004, 08:56 PM
how big is the lawn? i have some houses that are 48 for the month. i even have few that are 40 for the month. and i'm making great money off them...

tiedeman
08-13-2004, 08:58 PM
the lowest I have for the month is $92.

People feel that mowing their lawn doesn't cost money and isn't really a "needful" service

GBCS
08-13-2004, 09:01 PM
3/4 acre with all the trimming that comes with it.:D

Cutters Lawn Care
08-13-2004, 09:03 PM
Tell him to let his camel eat the grass that way he can save the money.

DennisF
08-13-2004, 09:11 PM
The guy is playing you. Nobody in their right mind will mow a 3/4 acre lawn for $12 per week. He has to know that. If he trully thinks that the quote is for one month...run as fast as you can from the account.

GBCS
08-13-2004, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Cutters Lawn Care
Tell him to let his camel eat the grass that way he can save the money.

You got it..I am sure glade I don't have to make a living off of them.

Ryan Lightning
08-13-2004, 10:12 PM
I remember when i did samll front lawns for $40 a month,l I also thought I was making great money. LOL Monthly rates start at $75 for a front lawn now.

fga
08-13-2004, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Ryan Lightning
I remember when i did samll front lawns for $40 a month,l I also thought I was making great money. i have 9 houses lined up, at 10 dollars a cut a piece. small little pieces. from getting out of the truck to getting back in is about 10 - 15 minutes. $90 gross for about 10 minutes work....... no driving time, there right in my neighborhood.

what the so called average...... $60 an hour? going by a ratio, I'd be at about $540 an hour gross...... i love my small houses. no time for them to come out and BS!

Ryan Lightning
08-13-2004, 10:33 PM
Those are some really small lawns to only take 15 min for 9
Small front lawn for me is 1000 sqft and probally takes 8-10 minutes for mow edge and blow just for one.
One really good peice of advice a local gardener gave me was,

It doesnt matter how long the job takes you, Its what is the job worth?

fga
08-13-2004, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Ryan Lightning
Those are some really small lawns to only take 15 min for 9
Small front lawn for me is 1000 sqft and probally takes 8-10 minutes for mow edge and blow just for one.
I live in NYC. small properties, and high rates (for the size)! its a bunch of small private condo fronts lined up, with no gates. i didn't measure anything, but if i had to estimate...... 150 sqft each?? one is less, about 4 passes with the lawnboy about 6' each pass.
on this site, small accounts get ripped, but i love them, send them all to me!