3 or 4 times/month?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NEPSJay, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    got a call to bid maintaince and fert for residential, gave quote of 160/month for mow, no ferts, based on 40 bucks week.... lady says it doesnt need mowing once a week, once every 10 days is plenty.....what do you do? do you a.) show up every 10 days and charge the 40 bucks quoted or b) show up and charge 50 bucks every ten days?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    It's up to you will see pay more my area is flooded with weekend landscapers.
  3. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    can u please answer the question....what would you do?
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    turn down the job

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Is your schedule full will she pay more.
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    When I quote, I tell them specifically that my price is for WEEKLY mowing. If they say it doesn't need it, or they don't want it (or whatever excuse) cut every week, I tell them that bi-weekly is slightly higher. If it were $40 per week, then its $50-55 every two weeks (non fert yards) based on how high it grows. I cannot, and will not schedule for different days during the weeks. too hard to keep them straight if they go on 10 days, etc.
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    If people request it done no less then 10 days then do it!!!! They will find out in a hurry what there lawn looks like.

    Don't spend any extra time on it though.
  8. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    why not mow every 10 days for 50. you gross 150/month vs 160/ month w/ 40/cutx4?? only out 10 bucks? why not keep her?
  9. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    My schedule does not allow for 10 day mowings. But if I were you I would explain to the customer that you need to charge more for it because there will be an additional 3 days of growth that will take you longer to cut. Most of the time I find that you can usually convince them to get on a weekly schedule when they do the math. Other than that I would pass on the mowing account.

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