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How to price yards?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rdm, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. rdm

    rdm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    What's a good starting price to charge for yards? I know it depends on the size of the yard, but what is a good base price per man/hour? And what should be charged as extra?:(
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    this has been beaten into the ground with sledgehammer many times.... but... most guys operate around $1/min with commercial grade equipment. Another factor is the area, some area's of the town/county/state/country will tolerate a higher cost of lawn care than others.
  3. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    whatever pays well for you hourly and covers machinery, gas, insurance, etc.
  4. Angelo

    Angelo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    You should also have a minimum per yard, so if you have a small yard that takes 15 minutes to cut most people will have a minimum of $25 or $35 just to drop the gate.

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