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$125 a week for mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Uranus, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I recently aquired an lawn from a fiend in the biz and it is $125 per week. I think its about right. It took me about an hour and a half to mow it by myself with a 60" lazer bagging. Then about 20 minutes to wack, but some was out of shape so wacking time should go to 15 minutes next time. I dont know the square footage off hand but it is wide open. I'm not asking if the price is right for this lawn but how big of a lawn would you mow for $125 per week or how much time would you spend on a property for $125
  2. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

  3. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,085

    Well around here, everybody is a f'n undercutter, so I would be LUCKY to get a 1.5 hour lawn for $125..
  4. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    I go out sat morning and mow a large lawn by myself. No trimming. No blowing.

    $125, takes me 1.75 hrs.. which I think is nice :cool2:
    Today it took me 2 hrs because I was zoning out the whole time :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
  5. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I just had the discussion about under cutter yesterday with a new owner. We both work in a new development where there is a kid with a ferris and gmc sonoma. This kid sucks. he does 60-70 dollar cuts for 40-50. My dump a$$ took on one of these accounts and now I'm kicking myself in the butt. The owner I met even under cut me and got an account. He said hes out of there next year when he raises his prices 15 dollars a week. I'm not even going to take on the account next year. Sending a nice letter saying I'm not on that side of town anymore, or something like that.
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    Mow Right, are you sure you are not in my area? I would be estatic to get 125 for a lawn like that around here!
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    $125 is low IMO
  8. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    Around here from what I see prices range from $0.50 thru $1.00 per minute.

    A two hour lawn is 120 minutes so $60-120. Most of the time the large lawns are the ones that are lower on the price scale. I make more per minute doing the tiny ones than the big ones.

    BUT - you are baggin (why?) so that adds a lot to the price. Dumping there or hauling?
  9. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    You shouldnt be smoking that stuff on the job :rolleyes:
  10. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    There are 5 different spots to dump onsite. grass grows to much each week to throw. would look like crap if I just left clipping on lawn. maybe I could throw a few times in the summer but not right now.

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