mowing price question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LBFmd, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. LBFmd

    LBFmd LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 123

    hey All,

    hopefully some of you can answer a question for me. I am mowing residentials in Timonium, MD and have been pricing out small lots like 15,000 sq feet at around $35 bucks a cut. Am I too low? I know the whole thing about expenses and stuff and making a profit, but i just dont want to be low balling and leaving more money out there that i could be making. Any help would be great.

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    That sounds about right. $35 is my minimum.
     
  3. jaredslawnserv

    jaredslawnserv LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    is it good quality grass?
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    If it takes you 1 hr. and your comfortable making JUST 35.00 an hour, Minus fuel minus euiptment MINUS MINUS MINUS.....

    Then go for it
     
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    i hope it doesnt take him 1 hour. Your goal should be 60-70 per hour. So your lots for $35 should take you 30-35 minutes to completion. bohiaa, you dont make all your money in 1 lawn. Especially in Texas!
     
  6. LBFmd

    LBFmd LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 123

    it does take about 30 minutes and I have taken my minuses into account also. like i said though it would be nice if I was undercharging in my area then i could raise my prices and make a few extra dollars.
     
  7. steve m

    steve m LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    sounds like your too low 45.00 to 55.00 is better aren't you worth it??????
     
  8. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    wow Steve you must make a fortune! I do mow 15 per day so at $55 for 30 min cuts thats $825 a dayfor a 8-9 hour shift. And to think with all that money you make your bored and on lawnsite! Cant make all your money on 1 customer. Grow your business and dont nickel and dime your customers and you will succeed.
     
  9. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    what he said.
     
  10. lawnbutch

    lawnbutch LawnSite Member
    from Colo.
    Posts: 177

    In my area I would charge $75 to $90 for 15000' or by the hour at about $90 per hour, Hay what are you going to charge when fuel hits, god forbid, $8 or $9 per gal. I won't and don't give my labor away, and every time fuel goes up, so does your machines.:hammerhead:
     

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