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Old 09-06-2013, 08:53 AM
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Well, you guys have done a pretty good job of explaining the state of lawn care 2013.
Prices are flat, costs are through the roof, and the market is oversaturated.
I can't imagine being 23 and thinking, "Hey, I'll start a lawn biz!"
The streets are full people hauling lawn equipment with vehicles of all types. SUV's, caddies, push mowers in the trunk, hell, we even have an old guy who uses his JD lawn tractor to pull a tiny trailer around.
Good luck, everyone.
Sounds like around here. LOL


I pass 30 to 40 per day easy. Anyone considering this business now is crazy.


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Old 09-06-2013, 09:52 AM
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I'm curious as to what services you offer. Are you just a mow, blow and go?



Dave...

We don't do app's. Not licensed for that. We don't do hardscapes like patios and walls. We do everything else. Our own customers tend to get others to do landscape work because others do it cheaper. We charge 60 a yard installed and that includes everything like bed edges and trimming bushs etc etc. But nooooooo we charge to much for that stuff so even loyal customer's go elsewhere for landscaping work.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:57 AM
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You sir have a huge set of balls. I would never have even thought of taking that machine on that slope. Walk behind only....and probably backwords.

Your a lucky man.

Dave...
Oh... I wasn't trying to mow that part of the slope... LOL! No I was on an area that is about a 18° and I got too close to the edge of that 60°
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:40 AM
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Standard lots around here are 80 x 125 or roughly 10,000-sq-ft. Open lawn (no fence, swing sets, trampolines, etc.), and no dog poop or kids toys, yeah, I'll do it for $30. If dog or toys, I charge $35, and if it has a fence I will charge $40. Have a small 36" gate, and it could go up again. I have some customers I charge as much as $65 for their 10,000-sq-ft lot. I even have 1, just 1, that I charge $95 because its a lake front, its one continuous slope going into steeper slopes, and I have almost killed myself cutting it.




Grass was a little wet, and once it started sliding, I couldn't muscle it or power it to safety so I had to jump off and I slid on my ass down the 30-feet 60°+ slope, with my eyeballs popping out of my head and my heart going a 100-mph.
Man I wouldn't attempt to even get close to that with anything but a trimmer and a 21
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:59 PM
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Honestly charge what you want/what will make you money. We are all in the business to make money. I would start at $40, unless the yard only takes 1 person 10 min. Just PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be a lowballer=)
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:01 PM
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O.....f$&%....^^^^^omg lol
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:39 PM
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I love people on this site trying tell others in a whole entirely different market how to run their business... Pricing for residential is easy, learn your market, know your overhead, add what you want to make in profit. Don't sit here and try to tell someone that they're lowballing or pricing wrong when you aren't in their market, don't know their over head and know nothing about their business.

ProStreet - If my wife made that amount, and could cover the bills... I'd make enough money to buy toys, and do fun stuff. Just my .02.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:21 PM
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the absolute LOWEST we go is 20$ but that is ONLY for townhouses that take maybe 5 minutes for one person to cut trim and blow. Everything else is atleast 40$
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:56 AM
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Standard lots around here are 80 x 125 or roughly 10,000-sq-ft. Open lawn (no fence, swing sets, trampolines, etc.), and no dog poop or kids toys, yeah, I'll do it for $30. If dog or toys, I charge $35, and if it has a fence I will charge $40. Have a small 36" gate, and it could go up again. I have some customers I charge as much as $65 for their 10,000-sq-ft lot. I even have 1, just 1, that I charge $95 because its a lake front, its one continuous slope going into steeper slopes, and I have almost killed myself cutting it.


Grass was a little wet, and once it started sliding, I couldn't muscle it or power it to safety so I had to jump off and I slid on my ass down the 30-feet 60°+ slope, with my eyeballs popping out of my head and my heart going a 100-mph.
First mistake pointing it down hill You should back it down
I would mow it with my 60'' DC
I would back down and drive up cut both ways
Once you point it down hill all the weight transfer to the front tires
Looks like you want some different tires something with more open tread
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:20 AM
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NZD, start at $20 for a 15 min lawn {15 min at the most} I like to and do earn $50 per hour from when I leave home until when I return. I go from $20 to $25 to $30 but then I will jump to $40 and then $50. Bigger jobs than that are usually more than a regular lawn mow and priced accordingly.
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