Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    anybody do them? i know it's alot of wacking, other than that, any plusses or minuses? i was asked to bid on one today
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I do one and I rather enjoy mowing them. Especially if the stones are lined up in a row. It takes me as long to trim as it does to mow. Plusses are you never get there too early or late for them. Minus would be ground flowers( I load them and carry to the dump) and days they have a funeral schedule when I plan to mow there
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We do 4 of them Bg...good money in them IMO.
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    One good plus is the "residents" won't be able to complain about how bad the service is.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    LMAO...I knew that would be coming from you Jodi, or GEO.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i know, it's sometimes hard to tell them apart. but if u look real close....jodi has a thicker mustache
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    No, but there relatives sure will, better be trimmed to perfection and don't you dare bump a head stone or leave a blade of grass laying on one. Around here there a pita for what they pay.
  8. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    When I first started I gave a price on one. It was a very old cemetary where the stones didn't line up and were toppled over. ALOT of 21" work. The budget was very limited and I didn't get the job. Most of the nice looking cemetaries have their own maint. crews. Like everything else they are being bought up and not locally owned. Some of the small church owned cemetaries are also pretty rough looking and don't get maintained on a regular schedule. Some guys on this forum do pretty good with them. Maybe a local thing. Matt
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I heard that
  10. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    I do my church cemetary (1 acre - 400 stones) Takes 45 min to mow, and at least 45 min to trim.

    I mow big areas for $25 per acre (figuring 6 acres per hr.) but cemetaries, I would bid $150 per acre MINIMUM>

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