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Old 03-03-2013, 04:02 PM
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What to Bid 65,000 sq ft lawn at?

I have the opportunity to bid on a 65,000 sq ft lawn at the local assisted living home. The property sits on an entire city block with sidewalks on one side. There would be quite a bit of weeding to do. Keep in mind im a one man crew, and run a john deere z645 with a 48" deck and blower assisit. What would you guys charge to mow this lawn weekly?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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what do you mean by weeding? pulling by hand or using a hoe? or spraying?

i would just spray with roundup.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:37 PM
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I meant "weedeating" trimming.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:09 PM
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so roughly 1 1/2 acres?

i would bid in the $65-$75 range.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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I wouldn't be afraid to ask $85
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:42 PM
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How long do you think it would take you to mow and trim a lawn that size? And what do most of you charge per hour? The other crews around here figure anywhere from $60 to $80 per hour.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:43 PM
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price will vary based on where you live but where i'm at i typically get these rates:

1/4 acre: $35
1/2 acre: $40-$45
1 acre: $50
1 1/2 acre: $75 ( this is the size yard they mostly haggle about. they tend to want it more in the $65 range.)
2 acre: $100
2 1/2 acre: $125
3 acre: $150 ( another one where they wanna try to get you to do it for less like around $125. )
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:44 PM
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1 1/2 acre usually takes me solo around 1 1/2hrs to edge, mow, trim, and blow. it can vary depending on the property. i try to get $50/hr.

at your rates in your area you should charge in the $85-$100 range.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:49 PM
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Your prices seem low to me, but like you said it depends on where you are located. I was thinking of charging $120 per time. Which is 2 hours of work.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:06 PM
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you may get it for that in your area but that seems really high to me. if i were you i would say $100.

it really shouldn't take 2hrs but it's hard to tell not being able to see the property.
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