Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 09-03-2012, 10:46 PM
metalsmythe metalsmythe is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 16
Dang, only $75 for 2 acres? I could maybe see that if it is a rural area wide open with hardly any trimming or blowing, but I do a residential on 1.6 acres in the heart of Memphis, in addition to the house it has 2 apartments in the back, fully fenced and a lot of stuff to trim around and get $150. Just hard for me to believe anyone would do the same type job for half.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-03-2012, 11:22 PM
petscanning petscanning is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Posts: 108
1 acre i charge 75-80 I think thats cheap for the amount of time it takes
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-03-2012, 11:34 PM
BPS##'s Avatar
BPS## BPS## is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WY
Posts: 816
Quote:
Originally Posted by petscanning View Post
1 acre i charge 75-80 I think thats cheap for the amount of time it takes




I can get $85 an acre for field mowing.

I'd really have to like the guy to go less than that for two acres of turf.
__________________
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-04-2012, 09:03 AM
KYMan KYMan is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Ky
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalsmythe View Post
Dang, only $75 for 2 acres? I could maybe see that if it is a rural area wide open with hardly any trimming or blowing, but I do a residential on 1.6 acres in the heart of Memphis, in addition to the house it has 2 apartments in the back, fully fenced and a lot of stuff to trim around and get $150. Just hard for me to believe anyone would do the same type job for half.
On this one 2 acre apartment complex, it went for $35. there are 4 buildings and all the a/c units to trim around etc. $35 measly bucks. Only a fool would do it for that. I guess they're out there.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Tunica Tunica is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North,Ms
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMan View Post
On this one 2 acre apartment complex, it went for $35. there are 4 buildings and all the a/c units to trim around etc. $35 measly bucks. Only a fool would do it for that. I guess they're out there.
and when the 35 dollar guys blow week after week grass into the condenser coil on the A/c units the maintance man for that apartment complex will have something to say..and when a couple of those units burnup THEN that complex will be looking for someone else to cut.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-04-2012, 06:37 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 3,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by locke_thekey View Post
Haha, I was trying to keep it to myself but my wife is my partner. I am actually the bookkeeper and she is going to be the one out in the field so to speak since I have a job that we can't afford for me to leave.

We'll figure it out but I won't feel comfortable until we do.
Posted via Mobile Device
The truth comes out.

You are your wife's employee.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-04-2012, 07:20 PM
BTLawncare BTLawncare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley PA
Posts: 22
Well so far it's looking like it depends where you live. Also your equipment size as stated earlier. I tried getting a 2 acre place around here and offered to do it for $85. I guess that was too much. I didn't get it. There wasn't much trimming or blowing.

As for your partner being your wife I think that's cool. My help is my wife as well. All the money then comes into the same household. We have been together for about twenty three years now so getting along with each other is hit and miss. I'll tell you what though, it's hard watching her walk with a 21inch while I'm sitting and mowing. That's why I stay in the back behind the houses. I can't see her from there. LOL!!!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-04-2012, 11:11 PM
BPS##'s Avatar
BPS## BPS## is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WY
Posts: 816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunica View Post
and when the 35 dollar guys blow week after week grass into the condenser coil on the A/c units the maintance man for that apartment complex will have something to say..and when a couple of those units burnup THEN that complex will be looking for someone else to cut.




I don't mean to brag but I landed a 4 plex that sits on just under a 9000 sq ft lot, at least half of that is building, sidewalks, garage and garage pad.

I get $40 per cut/week. I do keep the rock and sidewalk crack weeds killed and will trim a couple of low hanging branches at no extra cost. Neither of those two items are significant cost.

The 4 plex owners pay it gladly............ because my company is dependable.
__________________
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-09-2012, 11:13 PM
Above Par Lawns's Avatar
Above Par Lawns Above Par Lawns is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunica View Post
and when the 35 dollar guys blow week after week grass into the condenser coil on the A/c units the maintance man for that apartment complex will have something to say..and when a couple of those units burnup THEN that complex will be looking for someone else to cut.
EXACTLY! That's why it's best not to worry about the low ballers. Don't be stressed when you lose work to a lower bid. It's only going to take a client one time of getting screwed over by some weekend warrior to realize that a lawn service provider is NOT right thing to pinch pennies on. It's easy to spot a lawn that is poorly provided for. That's where us as business men/women swoop in to explain to client how we can do better, and why it's worth paying the extra money.

NEVER drop YOUR prices because a competitor is dropping theirs! The customers who want to harass you on the price are not the customers you truly want anyways.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-10-2012, 01:05 AM
chuacro chuacro is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Memphis,TN
Posts: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLawncare View Post
Well so far it's looking like it depends where you live. Also your equipment size as stated earlier. I tried getting a 2 acre place around here and offered to do it for $85. I guess that was too much. I didn't get it. There wasn't much trimming or blowing.

As for your partner being your wife I think that's cool. My help is my wife as well. All the money then comes into the same household. We have been together for about twenty three years now so getting along with each other is hit and miss. I'll tell you what though, it's hard watching her walk with a 21inch while I'm sitting and mowing. That's why I stay in the back behind the houses. I can't see her from there. LOL!!!
yeah it works everytime watchin my wife doing lawn work.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 AM.

Page generated in 0.08256 seconds with 9 queries