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Every one is allways asking how to do prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Premium Services, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    This is for those out there that need help with bids on Residential lawns based on square feet

    sf Mowing($) Fert($)

    1,000 29 18
    1,500 30 18
    2,000 31 19
    2,500 32 19
    3,000 33 20
    3,500 34 20
    4,000 35 21
    4,500 36 21
    5,000 37 22
    5,500 38 22
    6,000 39 23
    6,500 40 23
    7,000 41 24
    7,500 42 24
    8,000 43 25
    8,500 44 25
    9,000 45 26
    9,500 46 26
    10,000 46 27
    10,500 47 28
    11,000 48 29
    11,500 49 30
    12,000 50 31
    12,500 50 32
    13,000 51 33
    14,000 53 35
    14,500 54 36
    15,000 54 37
    15,500 55 38
    16,000 56 39
    16,500 56 40
    17,000 57 41
    17,500 58 42
    18,000 59 43
    18,500 60 44
    19,000 60 45
    19,500 61 46
    20,000 62 47
    20,500 62 48
    21,000 63 49
    21,500 64 50
    22,000 64 51
    22,500 65 52
    23,000 66 53
    23,500 66 54
    24,000 67 55
    24,500 68 56
    25,000 68 57
    25,500 69 58
    26,000 70 59
    26,500 70 60
    27,000 71 61
    27,500 72 62
    28,000 72 63
    28,500 73 64
    29,000 74 65
    29,500 74 66
    30,000 75 67
     
  2. cuttingchris

    cuttingchris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    those are a little high
     
  3. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    it works out to be $45-$50 a hour for each 2 man crew
     
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

  5. Kelly & Sons

    Kelly & Sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Seem about right to me... I wouldn't touch anything for less than $35 - $40 anyways...
     
  6. capmaint

    capmaint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    6,000 39 23

    Am I readung this right? $23 to fertilize 6000 sq ft? That seems way low for my area....Just wondering.
     
  7. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    i don't see how you could do it for less and pay taxs, cpa, lawyer, get insured, pay your self plus a worker after all that the biz still need to be able to put money aside to grow if you don't have all these things you'll never be the big guy on the block or be able to bid on all com. jobs
     
  8. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    6,000 39 23

    Am I readung this right? $23 to fertilize 6000 sq ft? That seems way low for my area....Just wondering.

    it is a little but thats for my contrated cuts if you think about it the grass grows for a longer season so you get more mowings in a year and happy Customer that comes back year again and again cause they need those late fall mowings just wondering what the going rate aroud there it might be that diff
     
  9. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,004

    Premium services:

    Thanks for your numbers. What I would be more interested in seeing is a breakdown of how long [one man] you would estimate each size lawn would take to do, with what size and type of mower. This would be helpful for me if figured bagged, edged with a trimmer and trimmed and blown. I do a lot of small lawns so the lawns over 10k really interest me.
     
  10. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Those fert prices are so low its scary....10k lawn would cost only $27.00 per treatment...are you serious? So 5 app program you would only bring in $135.00 yr You cant be a legit business if you charge by those numbers.

    example we charge 10k lawn $85.00 per app, $96.00 grub, 5 app program is $521.00 year, I am in the upper end for prices in my area, but not the most expensive by far, Ive never seen prices that low
     

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