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20000 sq. ft lawn estimate?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nlminc, Mar 31, 2001.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    What would you bid this weekly? Grass must be removed and the trimming is a swing set, split rail fence 200' long and the foundation planting beds approx. 150'. No trees or planting beds in the lawn. The customer wants a price for aeration and dethatching also.


  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Why is an experienced LCO such as yourselfd asking such an elementary question? Or are you just taking a poll?

    Anyhoo, aeration 75, dethatching 125, weekly mow trim blo and go 35.
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Mow = $45 If she wants it bagged additional $45
    Dethatch & remove all old thatch = $275
    Aerate = $100
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    $45 cut clippings dispersed (incl. trim + blow)
    $70 cut clippings removed (incl. trim + blow)

    $280 one direction, includes debris removal


    Good Luck this season!
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Mow and bag = 75.00 if I fertilize min. 4x (extra $$)
    Mow and bag no fert= 100/per cut
    I control the N and with that the growth.

    dethatching and removal 20k sq ft= 325.00


    No way in the world I would bag a 20k lawn for 35 bucks. You will be very sorry if you get hooked on that one. No offense lawnguy but thats a great value for someone.
  6. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    Cut(not bagged)-40.00
    Cut(bagged)-120.00 (I'd have to buy a grass catcher)

    Aerate- 125.00
    Dethatch- 225.00

  7. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Mow Ed speaks for me on this one.
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Who said anything about bagging? I would mulch, and there would be no clippings.

    Look, the lawn is less than a half acre, with minimal trimming-just some fence posts. I would be in and out in 1/2 hour, aeration would take an hour, dethatch an hour with the broom and an hour cleanup. This assumes an average lawn which has been reasonably cared for in the past.

    With all due respect to you guys out there, I can see your pricing on this small yard, and the threads complaining about how the scrubs are taking away your customers, and have come to the conclusion that either some of you need a handle on your overhead or need a crash course in pricing jobs.

  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Thanks Bill! GMTA :D
  10. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Price would vary upon looking at lawn and location to other jobs, but...

    Mow $50
    Mow/Bag $75 ( dispose of clipping at site )
    Aerate $200
    Dethatch/removal $300


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