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Old 03-06-2012, 06:32 AM
Lawnmowingperson Lawnmowingperson is offline
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what is the average price you charge for lawn mowing?

I am starting my own business and I was wondering how much I should charge!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:58 AM
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go to craigslist in your area and see what other guys are charging. that's what you should charge
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:59 AM
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Wow, first welcome to Lawnsite! It's going to be difficult for any of us to answer your question because it is rather vague. Lawns come in all sizes and shapes and customers may want different services. Also, unless we have a member on here from your neck of the woods, there is no way to know what the market will bear in your area.

Give us a little more info and we will try to help you.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:26 AM
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My average is 48.30 dollars a yard.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:15 AM
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I say 45 with commercials for my area
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:21 AM
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Only you can figure out how much to charrge in order to cover exspenses & turn a profit. I won't drop the gate on my trailer fr less than $35-40. Depending how many lawns I have at that stop on my route.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
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40-50. I have a couple postage stamps at 35, but I really can't see stopping for anything less than 40.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:10 PM
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I am starting my own business and I was wondering how much I should charge!
hello there
as far what you can charge will depend in property size small properties will go for 25-35
what inspired you to come to this industry
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:49 PM
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The simple thing to remember is every dollar you make to put 25-30% back for taxes (closer to 30 actually), 20% for insurance, 20% for fuel, 20% for repairs and eventually new machines. I think there was an extra 5% for something else... anyway, even with 10 for your pocket, if a lawn costs 20 to do guess what, you have 2 dollars in your pocket free and clear. Doesn't sound like alot but guess what, it's the truth.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:01 PM
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go to craigslist in your area and see what other guys are charging. that's what you should charge if you want to go out of business
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What others can charge is not reflective of what you can charge.

A big company might be desperate to fill a void in their schedule. They can do the job at $30 an hour. They don't make money, but keep their guys busy.

You might not be able to even do the work for $30 an hour. Then all of a sudden you're stuck doing a job and losing money.
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