Need Advice on Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joeg2246, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
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    I mowed 3 yards for a friend who is selling the houses as an investor.
    Yard 1 - Bahia 12 - 14 inches tall. Mowed, Raked, Mowed again, line trimmed, edged walkways and cleared clippings. $105
    Yard 2 - Flora tam at least 14 inches tall. Mowed, Raked, Mowed again, line trimmed, edged walkways and cleared clippings. $105
    Yard 3 - Flora tam weeks worth of growth Mowed, line trimmed, edged walkways and cleared clippings. $45

    Total $255

    Was I fair in this pricing or did I overcharge. If I did overcharge him let me know I want to make it right.

    Still retired just did a favor :0)
     
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    No way of knowing w/o knowing the size of the lots and how long each job took you.......
     
  3. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
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    Each lot is 1/2 acre.
     
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds to me like your friend got a deal but time is the key how much did you make per man hour ? I would think 30-35 per hour is a good friend rate. What about dumping did you have to haul away the clippings?
     
  5. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
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    I also on yard 1 pulled weeds down a fence line and disposed.
    Yard 1 took 3 hours
    Yard 2 took 2.5 hours
    Yard 3 took 1 hour
     

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