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Old 05-19-2013, 11:39 PM
Brandons Lawn Care Brandons Lawn Care is offline
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What do you charge per acre?

Im curious what some of you are charging per acre so I know what to charge. Im starting out with my own business and just started an account for 5 acres. I normally charge $50 per acre depending on the property but gave this person a quote of $200. She jumped on it so Im wondering if this was too low? Most of my accounts are under an acre. Can anyone give me a little advice? Its a smooth but has a few hills if that helps & about 10 trees. Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:48 PM
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What are you doing? What type of work?

If you are talking mowing if you can get 200 go for it 5acres here goes a little less

One thing you need to know how long it takes you to do a acre. See if you making you hourly rate x2

Myself I can mow 5 acres around 1 hr
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:56 PM
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Sorry should have been more clear, yes mowing & trimming. Im a 1 man operation so it should take me about 3 hours but thats just guessing, like I said, I just started and im running a exmark lazer z with 30hp kohler & 60" deck. My usual lawns are 1/4-1/2 acre & takes me about 20-45 mins depending on how much trimming im doing
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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What do you charge per acre?

That's a good account $65 per hour
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:47 PM
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I cut a yard that I estimate is about 6 acres and it takes 3 solid hrs of mowing plus an hr to trim and blow with a new 60" lazer moving about 75-80% speed most of the time. I charge 210
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Brandons Lawn Care Brandons Lawn Care is offline
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Well it took me 6 hours, mowing & trimming. The grass was longer and thicker than I had expected. It was a little late when i did the estimate. I still think I did ok. $200 - expenses is pretty good for me. thanks guys
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 AM
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Not terrible but not great. Hopefully it's get easier if this is a weekly account
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:28 PM
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Just picked up a 1 acre property for $60 plus sales tax.
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