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Are these prices fair?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowHouston, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    These are the prices I was -thinking- about charging.

    I've only got a 21" mower so I know I'm not going as fast as I want. I have plans for a Quickie 32 this summer.

    Below 4,000 square feet: $25 (minimum charge)
    4,000 - 4,999 square feet: $30
    5,000 - 5,999 square feet: $35
    6,000 - 6,999 square feet: $40
    7,000 - 7999 square feet: $45
    8,000 - 8,999 square feet: $50

    This is for mow, edge, blow.

    The way I figured this up, I would be making .65 per min. (I know $1 is the normal rate but I cant charge that much just because it would take me too long with my **** equipment)

    Thanks. All input is welcome.
  2. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    i think so but prices change from state to state and so on
  3. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Yeah, I understand that. Thanks for the input though.

    By the way, you Florida guys, don't need to respond :laugh:

    You guys have it bad down there!
  4. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Those prices seem somewhat high compared to what I charge, for basic mow, trim and blow here an example.

    up to 6000 sq ft $25
    6000-8000 sq ft $30
    8000-10000 sq ft $35
    10000-12000 sq ft $40
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    so if I'm 4,000 sqft is it 25 or 30???
  6. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    30. -under- 4000 is 25.

    I think I know what you're saying though. If my lot is 4,000 compared to 3,999 there is a $5 difference?

    Not neccesarily. Its more of an average for each 1,000. Kinda hard to explain. I dont think these numbers need to be shown to the customer either....
  7. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Is this the whole lot size, or are you basing this off of the actual grass area?
  8. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    With the rising cost of fuel, you really ought to consider raising your minimum to $30. $25.00 needs to be cast out. You've gotta eat too, so make sure you don't settle yourself short.
  9. Tobin

    Tobin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    yeah wouldnt move the truck for less than $30, I pay 3.80 for a gallon of diesel and Im considering goin to 40 for some of my lawns if fuel prices dont go down.
  10. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Absolutely! I hear you Tobin! This friggin' diesel fuel is eating me up. We're not far behind you at $3.62 per gallon of diesel.

    As the price of fuel rises, we're just going to have to adjust customer accounts to reflect a fuel surcharge. I refuse to take a pay cut all because the U.S. government won't tap the oil reserves.

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