View Full Version : How much would you charge for this place?

09-02-2004, 01:46 AM
How much would you guyes charge for weekly maintenance on this place? I did the intial charge but i would like to know a general price of how much you would charge for this place. Any info would help.....- Peter I included 2 angles of the place. The guy wants mowing, bagged, and edging.

09-02-2004, 01:47 AM
heres a second view of the place

Turf Dancer
09-02-2004, 02:08 AM
Is that all of it ? Is there more in the back ?

09-02-2004, 02:34 AM
Are you just knocking down the weeds or are you going to fix it up? The lot looks rough. Are there bed around the trees or roots?
What is the sq. foot and what is the trim edge and string trim area. If that is all there is I think you should be able to get this done in under an hour, solo, with a 48". What about leaves in fall as those are big trees.

09-02-2004, 01:07 PM
Thats all of it, no there are no beds around the tree's and yes, the leaves will do me good in the fall.

Expert Lawns
09-02-2004, 02:36 PM
whatever you decide to charge, be sure to include a fee to cleanup the grass growing in the cracks between the curb and the street. this would complete the job

09-02-2004, 04:25 PM
When was the last time this property was cut? is it going to be weekly cutting? also what was your initial charge for cutting?

09-02-2004, 04:47 PM
My inital charge was 450.00 and it will be a weekly cut

09-02-2004, 05:45 PM
not trying to be rude or anything...but i would ask him why he wants it bagged...it doesn't look like "nice" grass. i would probably watch out...he may let you do it every week for a while then want every two or three and you would be taking 2 or 3 times the grass off. Just a thought.

Expert Lawns
09-02-2004, 06:33 PM
$450? There must be more to it than you are showing us

Rick Jones
09-02-2004, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Expert Lawns
$450? There must be more to it than you are showing us

That's what I was thinking.

09-02-2004, 07:08 PM
The only reason why it was 450 was because this place looked like a jungle.. i had a thread about it before about the before and after pics.. here is picture of the place when i charged the 450.00 I bad all of my properties.. to me it looks better.. Here is the pic of the 450.00 job

09-02-2004, 07:29 PM
Probably $30. Doesn't look like it would take more that 15 min. with a 48 wb.

Expert Lawns
09-02-2004, 07:57 PM
I don't think anyone around here would pay over $100 for that initial cut. Then I would be lucky to get $45 per cut after that.

09-02-2004, 08:06 PM
Are you guys being serious? I had a thread about how much i should charge when the grass was about 1 1/2 feet long... and people were telling me 600 -700 for the initial cut..

09-02-2004, 08:47 PM
Petr51488... Curious..How long did that take you to do the first time?

Does the property start from where you are taking the picture in the first post and go down to the corner (or the last picture.. where the mini-van is with someone standing there)? Do you know the measurements? Maybe 200x20 or something?

If so... I would charge $50-60 per...

09-02-2004, 10:38 PM
Yea, it basically starts from where im stading in the most recent picture then to the red mercedes.. it took me 7 hours for the initial cut.

09-03-2004, 03:03 AM
You actually got $450 for that?!?! You are the master dude. You're my hero. I would have charged around $125 for the initial, and $45 - $50 for weekly maintenance. Probably raise the rate increments if the frequency is changed. Say $15 - $20 extra for each week it's not maintained to cover the extra work. A month or so without service would bring it right back up to the initial cut price.

09-03-2004, 05:40 AM
7 Hours!!! LMAO

It'd take me three at the most with a bloody 21''.

Peter. Matey.......your either pulling our legs or the bloke that paid $450 is a moreon!

Peter if at all posible can you post a link to that thread where you asked how much you should charge when the grass was about 1 1/2 feet long... and people were telling you 600 -700 for the initial cut.
I'm dead set keen to have a read mate!! Thanks.

09-03-2004, 06:58 AM
I'm gunna move to the US Pinnacle, reckon I could do well there :)

That job is what we normally do on any average summers day cause Aussie clients aren't as loyal, regular as yours, 450....good on you seriously, I'm got going to rip you, get every dollar you can I say....but....

I'm high priced in my area, If I could get $200 I'd be laughin, most guys around here would do that well under 100 initial clean up, maintenance about $50 I guess....some even less.

I take my hat off to ya sincerely....looking for a biz partner, I come with big Toro :)

09-03-2004, 08:49 AM
The before pic you posted dont really show how bad that "lawn" really looks. Then you have to consider the risk factor too. What lies hidden in that grass? It can be anything from dead bunny rabbits to bicycle rims.
You did a fantastic job of cleaning that lawn up and, IMO, worth every penny of that $450. Sitting here and looking at just the before and after pics one don't realise what actually goes into cleaning a yard like that until you have to deal with it.
With a little bit of TLC that lawn will come back and be a good refferal for you - looks like it sits on a main street.
How much would I charge for a regular mow? It's hard to judge by the pics but probably ± $35. Then it should'nt take you longer than 30 min.
Good luck

09-03-2004, 11:43 AM
Lol thank you, the one person who believes me. The grass was a foot and a half high, hasn't been done all season. I had to bag everything, do the edging, trim the hedges, and i highly douby you could get it done within 3 hours by your self. If i find the other post i will post it in here....

09-03-2004, 11:48 AM
here is the thread about how much i should chargev. http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=80488&perpage=10&highlight=petr51488&pagenumber=1