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Old 08-16-2013, 02:16 AM
GreenConcepts GreenConcepts is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro View Post
Prices are VERY regional. Quote a 10K lawn here for anything more than $25 and you will get laughed all the way back to your truck. We start a new 2 acre lawn we just picked up tomorrow. We are charging $60. It is a few houses down from where we already cut 7 others. Those 7 are all .5 to 1 acre and we charge them $30 to $45 (different sizes and degrees of difficulty). The reason our prices here are so low is because we are right between Baltimore and washington DC and this area is absolutely inundated with trucks full of illegals working daylight to dark for $10 or less an hour. They make there money by doing lawns in high volume. There are so many commercial crews here you could literally have a new crew cut your lawn every day of the week for an entire year maybe more. I can not travel down any road without passing at least one crew and most times 2 or 3 crews in a matter of 2 or 3 miles. So you have to figure out what the going rate in YOUR area is and base your pricing off of that.
At that price and set of circumstances, I would go to school to become an border patrol agent in your area. It seems like you would have your work cut out for you. Before someone that doesn't know responds, they have Border patrol agents all over Baton Rouge.

Originally Posted by GOATMAN GEORGE View Post
Lol at doing 2 acres for $60.00. This is horrible advice. It is a good idea to know competitive rates but you base price on your,operating costs & goals.
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