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Lawn Maintenance Siza to Price Ratio?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by birdturd9726, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    hey, what would you charge to cut about 1/4 , 1/2, 3/4 and 1 acre in New York. A ruff estimate for each size would be very helpful. thanks
     
  2. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    1/4 - 30-35
    1/2 - 40-45
    3/4 - 50-55

    It's really dependent on your area and the terrain.
     
  3. BigShelby

    BigShelby LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    That's a realistic price schedule. Your prices may need to be adjusted for your travel time/resources to/from the property. Once you get rolling you will know what you need. There are many factors involved in setting prices.
     
  4. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    i have my prices down pat for up to 3/4 an acre, but this lady called me and wants me to mow her lawn and its 1.25 acres and its 2 towns away, so i am trying to feel out what i should charge her
     
  5. BigShelby

    BigShelby LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    How far is 2 towns away? How bad do you need the business? If you have all the business you can handle right now throw out a high number. If you really need the business then adjust accordingly. I began to get to the point where I had all the business my one man (me) operation could handle. If someone was willing to pay a premium I found a way to work it in. Estimating is a game, win some and lose some.
     
  6. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    his town is about 8 miles away. i am only considering the job because that is where all the major stores are like the commercial landscaping store, home depot, lowes and other stores, and i am always driving their for something stupid. now if i have to go their every week, and am able to make money, i can pick up the stuff that i usually need. i am usually going their every 10 days, so i am figuring it would be worth it and i can advertise their next year and pick up some more houses their too.
     

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