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Old 06-01-2013, 02:02 AM
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Price check

Can not post pics, never have been able to. About .75 acres. Over 20 trees, a TON of weedeating. Its one of those a bunch of rocks everywhere jobs so no mower.

Just a price range be nice, back had a small hill. Took 5.5 hours. Also it was really overgrown, had to double cut the whole thing, and huge weeds everywhere, what do you charge when you cut a overgrown lawn?

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:09 AM
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Are you serious that it took you over 5hrs to do 3/4 of an acre?
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:14 AM
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3.5, my bad. I use a 36 walk behind. no ztrs. The mowing took about 1.5 hours. there were several parts that i had to use a push mower on. It all adds up. There was a tone of debris everywhere. The renter had just moved out and left hoses, Christmas lights, extension cords, dozens of golfballs, toys all over the yard. I had to round up all the stuff and set it on the back porch. I took sometime. Im also a solo business.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:55 AM
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The question is, what did you agree on?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:10 AM
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The question is, what did you agree on?
Probably WAY more then you would have charged.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:32 AM
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3.5, my bad. I use a 36 walk behind. no ztrs. The mowing took about 1.5 hours. there were several parts that i had to use a push mower on. It all adds up. There was a tone of debris everywhere. The renter had just moved out and left hoses, Christmas lights, extension cords, dozens of golfballs, toys all over the yard. I had to round up all the stuff and set it on the back porch. I took sometime. Im also a solo business.
$210 for a normal cut. Depending on how much debris had to be picked up and how over grown the the lawn was would be at least double.

Away what did you do the job for?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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If I did cleanups, which I no longer do, I would have charged at least $225, and would probably have asked $250 or more, just from your description. Got burned pretty badly on cleanups when I was new to the biz, so the last few I did, I overpriced. You can always knock a few dollars off after the job, but it is tough to add more when it turns into a larger nightmare than you expect.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:53 PM
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5.5 hours Hmmmm. Depends on a lot of things; how busy you are. How desperate is the customer. How bad you want the job. Will there be repeat business? Does the owner seem to have money? I would start at $300. That same job would have taken the owner all weekend with crappy equipment.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:35 PM
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I'd start at $300 as well, any lower on a cleanup isn't really worth it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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Thank You all!! Much appreciated!

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