Minimum charge?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by spitfire3416, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. spitfire3416

    spitfire3416 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is your minimum charge for cutting lawns? Any guys out there who cut 5,000 sq ft lawns or less for $35? I understand it all depends on your overhead and such, just trying to get an idea of what the competition out there is like. Thanks
     
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    My minimum is 30.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    My minimum is $40 on a per cut lawn. On accnts that pay 12/monthly payments ill start at $35.
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  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    $35.00 here.
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  5. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $20. They must take under 15 minutes from getting out of the truck to getting in the truck. These are lawns under 1500 square feet.
     
  6. spitfire3416

    spitfire3416 LawnSite Senior Member
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    how big are these $40 cuts?
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    My average yard is between 5k-10k sqft.
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  8. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    35 min
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  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mine is $30. These are very very rare. As in i only have 3 of them. I only do 62 lawns / week though.
    Typically my smallest lawns are 35. My average is $56. Lowest is $25 (next door neighbor and good friend). My highest is $235. I think $35 is a good minimum. And $40 is good for a typical lawn. I do a lot of lawns for $150/mo which comes to 37.50 during growing season and $50 If I only mow 3 times
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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why have a minimum, and turn down business. I think a lot of guys wouldn't come off couch for less than they make on regular job. I did a lot of $5 trim jobs when in area.
     

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