Need help, first estimate of the season

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Priority Lawn Care, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Priority Lawn Care

    Priority Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Lady calls, I go over there, and it is pretty easy lawn. I guess about 100x230 or so. Wants it mowed, trimmed, edged, the norm. What would you all estimate that at?
     
  2. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    $15 if you want to work and make no money
    $30.00 min depending on how many trees/trimming.

    How long do you think it will take to do from the time you pull up til the time you are loaded. Take that x's by $1 minute...
     
  3. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    personally my minimum is 30 so that would be a 30 dollar lawn...but depending on how much trimming there is to do it might go up
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    A half-acre for $30????? What's up with that? Why bother when you can do a 5k lawn for likely close to the same.
     
  5. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    $30 min is all I said. He needs to know how long it will take him. How long do you estimate this job to take you (Priority lawn care)??????????????????????????
     
  6. emerylawncare

    emerylawncare LawnSite Member
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    Ya I feel $30 for a lawn that large is much to low, I would charge nothing less than $55. All depends on how fast you can do it and how much you want to make.
     
  7. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK I haven't started yet as this is my first season but 30 bucks for a half an acre sounded pretty low to me too. I would be around 55 for that as well. It always depends on your area but that's just my 02
     
  8. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not you...lurch said he would charge $30 for that lawn
     
  9. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wanted to be clear and bump it up so Priority will answer on the time question....
     
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    My price would range from 40-65 and this would depend on the number of obstacles, amount of trimming, etc. I do have one half-acre property that I charge 70/cut, but there is around 450 feet of chainlink fence to trim.
     

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