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Lawn Mowing Bid Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by growearth, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. growearth

    growearth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Hello my KIND fellow Grass Wrestlers...

    I have a quick question about what to charge to cut "SIX ACRES" Also included in the price will be Fertilizer applications.


    Basically what should I bid/ acre. I am thinking quoting $525/ cut for six acres... Is that too much or too little?


    Thank you in advance for looking


    Manu
     
  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    well the problem with the more acres you do is the less money you make per acre...for example you can cut four 1/2 acre yards and make $200....which equals 2 acres...if you go out and cut one 2 acre yard you are only gonna get about $125 if your lucky...if i was gonna cut 6 acres i would bid $400...but that's not counting fertilizer...maybe $500 would be about right....prices vary depending on where you live and what people are willing to pay
     
  3. Painting Stripes 11

    Painting Stripes 11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    i agree with kilgoja i have a 2.5 to 3 acreage that i charge only 120 on acreages there easy just paint lines all day. Usually on acreages i go for 45 to 50 an acre that should be a good price. all u do is mow and go its not like u would be bagging
     
  4. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    For me mowing would be around $300-450, depending on ease. Fertilizing would be around $550 per app., based on 6 apps.
     
  5. Painting Stripes 11

    Painting Stripes 11 LawnSite Member
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  6. Painting Stripes 11

    Painting Stripes 11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Realistically no one well I guess in nebraska would pay 300-450 for a 2 to 2.5 acreage every 2weeks just to mow it, that seems ridiculous.
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  7. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    $1 per min or $60 per hour works for me. 2 acre yard is average for me with some light trimming around a house maybe a few small flower gardens and a tree or two only takes me about an hour.....$60 all day long, But I'm mowing with a 61" or 72" machine. For six acres in this neck of the woods $200 max at best not counting fertilizer applications.

    Your prices have to be dictated by your area and your costs to operate. $500 plus may be right if your using a push mower, or your located in a wealthy area.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  8. RadiantLawnCare

    RadiantLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    If it were me i would only charge $270 depending on the condition. i think you will scare the hell out of someone with a bid of $500. If it takes you no more then thirty minutes an acre than its worth it.
     
  9. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    I'm going to assume it's relatively open field.

    That being said I think $220 or so is a fair price. I have one 3 acre open property with minimal trimming and it takes me about an hour and a half with a 61 inch stander.

    If you can get $500+ more power to you. But in my market that would never stand since it would be over $150 per hour.

    Now obviously if there is a significant amount of trimming this all changes.
     
  10. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 510

    $25 thats the going rate
     

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