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Old 05-05-2011, 08:05 PM
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My minimum for a small weekly account is $25
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:14 PM
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BS. I honestly think you have no idea of what you are talking about. Part of the cost is not just in the lawn, it is the drive to/from and loading and unloading of equipment. Whether it is an acre or 5,000 square feet you still have the cost of the drive and the time wasted loading and unloading equipment.
sweet, i just learned something. i learned i have no idea what i'm talking about

my min. is $25 and that has nothing to do with what side of town it's on or what equipment gets loaded and unloaded.

my price per cut is strictly based off the size of the property, how much trimming is included, how much edging is included and how much clean up.

i can have one lawn thats $25 a week and 5 min. drive time and another lawn that is $25 with 15 min. drive time if i wanted.

i run a route and place clients accordingly but there location doesn't affect my price per cut.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:35 PM
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Yardguy, if you had a lot that was $25 but was a 30 min drive, it would still be $25?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:44 PM
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$35.00 is my min
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:49 PM
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My minimum is $40 but I have one at $25 that is the same stop as 2 others and it's a tiny cottage lot. The front is about 100 sq feet and the back can't be more than 1000 sq feet.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:53 PM
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I try to give people an option for prices if they are right beside one I already have, and let me do it the same day. I have some people that dont want it cut on monday when im already there, but i say that the price is double if I have to come back later in the week for a special trip. Some people are willing to pay double actually. I was surprised the first time it happened.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:58 PM
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I quoted a very small yard this year at $20, that is the absolute lowest I have quoted in years
and I did it as an experiment, to see if that was the kind of service I wanted to offer.

Good thing the house is for sale because every time I mow it I am hating life,
but I'll take the loss, it will serve as a great reminder why I have a $30 minimum
and at least my days are numbered, even if it takes a year (or three).
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:59 PM
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I read on here somewhere about a $1.00 a minute.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:20 PM
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location is key. if I can do 4, 5, or 6 houses on the same street and only have to move the truck once or twice, I may be more apt to give a little on the price, especially with gas the way it is because the less I move that truck the better. I have one lawn that I can't put the 54" on because the mower us just too big to maneuver around there, and even with the 36" from trailer gate down to trailer gate up im there 7.5 min. I do 2 others on the street, thats a $15 lawn Mow trim edge blow. The guy pays cash and usually insists on giving me a $20 with no change. But other than that one, I am hard pressed to charge less than $25 for a lawn.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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i dont have a minimum price, as long as i'm making money. never could understand people saying "i wont drop my gate for less than....." it really limits yourselves.
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