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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BCnj, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    How do you know how much to charge for cutting lawns??
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I get this question from callers and emails all the time. My answer is "It depends on the size and difficulty of your lawn. Give me your address so I can take a look and get you a price."
  3. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    experience, experience,
    set a minimum first

    do some searches as well.
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    My minimum is around $25, but I do have one that I cut for $15 (it is 20ft.x30ft. total!) It is very helpful to work out a system (be it sq yrds etc.) so that you have a consistent standard. You also have to take into consideration distance etc. Bigray is right; do some searches, and talk to some professionals around your area for a good idea of what to charge.
  5. gary6768

    gary6768 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Multiply the square feet of area to be mowed X the estimated blades of grass divide by 9. This formula is accurate for 95 % of applications.
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    My minimum charge is 35.00

    becouse lawn mowing is production, I cost out lawns by time 80.00 to 125.00 per hr. depending on the amount of clippings removed and trimming involved
  7. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    I size up the yard---lots of trees, ditches, fences, etc that will slow you down---then estimate how long it'll take me and "time-zee" that number by the rate I want per hour.

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