Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    Do any o you out there have a minimum price for services?If so please post so i can get a better idea of how i'm doing.
    Currently mine is $35.00 is that bad? Good? Average?
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    viper, when you ask if people have minimums you have to consider what typeof market they have and what type of clients they have. i would also have to say what size properties they have, because its different where you are from compared to me. but in awnser to your question i don't have a minimum if a yard is within a route, meaning on a same street as others. if a yard is close to a route i have a minimum of $25 a cut. my average size lawn is about 22,000-25,000 and i get $27 a cut, average time 25mins.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    I try to get at least $35 when I can. Sooooooooooo many lowballers around here that its tough to do sometimes. So I turn them down most of the time if the customer doesn't like my price.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I'm confused. :confused:

    I can't keep up with you. Are you now mowing again? How big are these 2 lawns and do you get more than $35 for one or are they $35 each?

    I have one customer we do 6 lawns for. 5 of these are completely furnished executive rental properties, just bring your clothes. The smallest one has a little less than 1 k of turf and we get $25 for it and the biggest is about 8 K and we get $40 for it. We do the 5 rentals in less than an hour. To answer your future question, yes we mow these postage stamp lawns with the 60" Chopper since I do not own a w/b.
  5. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    I was wondering the same thing, Eric.

    Well at least he's building up his # of posts, thats the important thing!:p

    I get a $25.00 min "drop gate charge"
  6. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Typically, my minimum is $35.00. However, I do some small townhouses that are together for $22.50 each and could be cut with the trimmer :D
  7. Double D

    Double D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Everything this year has been min. of $35. I have a few 1-2k lawns from other years I do for less.

    Viper sure is running up some #'s considering he is 15 and not mowing. Most educated none cutter I know. ;)
  9. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    With the exception of the Orthodontist building in which I only charge $15. I dont even drop the gate, just lift off the 21" Airens w/ bagger off the trailer make one pass down and back on a 20 ft strip. Lift back onto trailer, no blowing, no trimming required. Its a 4 minute stop. I guess I would look stupid running the Lazer Z on this one!!
  10. TotalLawn

    TotalLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    But I do not have very many at that price. Most are higher.

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