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Old 05-22-2013, 01:20 PM
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Lawn is 1' tall how much do I charge

I have a new potential customer who has not mowed his lawn for 3 weeks its about a foot tall. He says it take him about 30 mins to push mow when its not that high. What would you charge? It can only be mowed with a small push mower.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:28 PM
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Its a $35 job. You'll have to go over it 3 times. If you have time to waste I'd be at $90-$100
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:59 PM
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Sounds like 100 bucks to me without seeing it
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Lawn is 1' tall how much do I charge

Run through it with a weed eater first if its that small
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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Set your mower at its highest cut height and go over it, then drop back down to your regular height and finish it. You should be able to do it in two passes. If so, $80.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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I would charge accordingly.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:29 PM
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If its normally a $35 job, I'd be at $50-65 for a double cut. Maybe add $25 if you have to bag it all.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:51 PM
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Just because it's been 3 weeks they shouldn't catch a break and pay the same as a normal cut.

Multiply by 3. Done.

Be prepared for them to turn you down and seek someone who is desperate enough to do it for the normal rate.


I looked at a place today - hasn't been cut since last year.
I looked at the books to see when I started mowing this season - six weeks ago.
I multiplied $35 x 6 and rounded up to $225. Screw it - I didn't want it anyway. If they said "yes" I'd at least get paid for risking my mower in that mess, if they said "no", I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

He said no.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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I would just turn it down. All you are going to do is make a windrowed mess out of it anyway, through no fault of your own.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:22 PM
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