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Old 08-16-2013, 03:51 PM
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I don't just mow and go so I am sure it will effect my price but my minimum price of my current accounts is $ 50.00 at 12000 square feet . With most of my lawns being about $ 80.00-105.00 a week and averaging 3/4-1 acre.



Where do you live because I want to move to where I can get $80 for 3/4 acre and $100 for 1 acre. I would be rolling in the money.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:09 PM
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1.89 acres according to the tax assessments I just looked at . He told me today the previous guy had been doing it for 15 years and had been having a lot of life issues in the last year (brother dieing right now and he is going to have to pay for the funeral etc etc) and he did not want to drop him when he is down but his wife has had enough. It was DEEP today. Absolutely full of crabgrass and he told me it has not been cut in a little over 3 weeks. I cut it at 4 3/4 and took my time. Took me 1hr and 10 minutes. Another 1 to 2 cuts and I will have it down to a normal height and will be able to blast through it in 35 to 40 minutes. He said his neighbor will probably have us start on her lawn soon.




Holy crap. I just picked up a $40 weekly cut with a grass area that would completely fit in that driveway.



It's not just "regional" either. It varies within "cities" as well.
That $40 job I just mentioned would be a $20 job just a few blocks away.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:05 PM
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I'm just glad new home construction is starting to pickup, now those wetbacks can go back to framing and concrete work around here.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:01 PM
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Haha!

Here's my new $40 property!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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Haha!

Here's my new $40 property!

LOL your not kidding that is tiny. Here is what the same property would bring around here.









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Old 08-16-2013, 11:19 PM
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Haha!

Here's the $25 one I do just around the corner...

That narrow, "L" shaped area is just the strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk. It's less than two 21" mower widths wide.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:36 PM
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And here's my smallest "lawn" - another $25 cut.

Two patches of grass about 4 mower widths deep split by a sidewalk in the middle.
Oh, there's also that strip of grass along the curb by the two parked cars! LOL

I don't go out of my way for a job like this, but it's directly between two other existing jobs, so why not?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:45 PM
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Here is a $30 lawn. This is an updated picture from this spring. You can see the stripes from space lol



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Old 08-17-2013, 01:22 AM
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I actually don't live too far away from Oaknut! He is right about the prices, some area's I get $40 for .25 acres while others won't pay anything pass $25 because they get bombarded with flyers for $20 cuts!

I think the difference is these "big outfits" can't get their "big trailers" in neighborhoods like this. They also almost always exclusively use big zero turns - so the clients just expect to pay more.

I swear (out here at least) the bigger equipment you run the less you charge. I get calls all the time for $60 per acre and I can easily get $30-$40 on these tiny lawns..... makes no sense!

I do a lawn that is literally 6 feet by 10 feet, I charge $25 and takes maybe 30 seconds? His yard consist of a pool and the walkway to it - LOL. But since $25 is my minimum and I bag it...he is all too happy to pay me. Last time I was there he got me a cheesecake from the cheesecake factory!
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:52 PM
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There are a lot of factors in just stating prices.

Pro street-looks like your lawns are pretty big but wide. Open. You could get 2 mowers on them and be done in no time.

Others are posting small lawns that are best suited. With a push mower.

For me my average across the board is $38. A high of 100 and low of 25. Plus some of those are mow blow go while others are full service with time spent in the landscape beds.
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