Lawn is 1' tall how much do I charge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jk&lm, May 22, 2013.

  1. jk&lm

    jk&lm LawnSite Member
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    I have a new potential customer who has not mowed his lawn for 3 weeks its about a foot tall. He says it take him about 30 mins to push mow when its not that high. What would you charge? It can only be mowed with a small push mower.
     
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    Its a $35 job. You'll have to go over it 3 times. If you have time to waste I'd be at $90-$100
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  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Sounds like 100 bucks to me without seeing it
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  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Run through it with a weed eater first if its that small
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,883

    Set your mower at its highest cut height and go over it, then drop back down to your regular height and finish it. You should be able to do it in two passes. If so, $80.
     
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would charge accordingly.
     
  7. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If its normally a $35 job, I'd be at $50-65 for a double cut. Maybe add $25 if you have to bag it all.
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just because it's been 3 weeks they shouldn't catch a break and pay the same as a normal cut.

    Multiply by 3. Done.

    Be prepared for them to turn you down and seek someone who is desperate enough to do it for the normal rate.


    I looked at a place today - hasn't been cut since last year.
    I looked at the books to see when I started mowing this season - six weeks ago.
    I multiplied $35 x 6 and rounded up to $225. Screw it - I didn't want it anyway. If they said "yes" I'd at least get paid for risking my mower in that mess, if they said "no", I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

    He said no. :)
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,846

    I would just turn it down. All you are going to do is make a windrowed mess out of it anyway, through no fault of your own.
     
  10. jk&lm

    jk&lm LawnSite Member
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    Thanks everybody!!
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