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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by homescapes, Apr 2, 2004.

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How much do i charge for large acreage residentials?

  1. How much are they charging?

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Are big ones worth it?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Competitive or low balling!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Pricing large residential?

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
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  1. homescapes

    homescapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Hello everyone. I just discovered this site and i hope some of you have some helpful thoughts.

    Last year i moved to Maryland and this past Fall decided to get back into the industry (I had a landscape company in Ohio for 8 years).

    Right now i am going through the estimating trial and errors. My biggest challenge is figuring for mowing. We focus on high end residential and I am finding that the larger properties 2+ acres are the toughest to estimate. I am used to the 5,000-10,000 sq. ft properties which we have a minimum of $35/visit.

    So, what are guys in the area charging? Is it broken down into thousands of sq ft and the larger the footage the smaller the dollar amount per 1000?

    I recently was out bid ona property that i measured at 50,000 plus sq ft. I bid $90-95 and lost it to someone charging $60:confused: :confused: Any thoughts?

    HomeScapes
     
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    you're not gonna get $35 for 5k lawns.
     
  3. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    $90 for alittle over an acre??? I think your prices are WAY WAY WAY to high.. $50-60 for a one acre property sounds right on target.
     
  4. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    90 for a little seems a little high for N GA. I try and get around 50 per acre. Of course this is mowing only, to this I add ammount of edgeing, string trimming and whatever else the client orders.
     
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    that poll seems to make no sense what so ever?
     
  6. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    The poll was kinda out there......Didn't make alot a sense to me either..

    Homescapes, you were a little high in the estimate. $50 - $60 an acre is the norm... $60 would have been a good bid for just over an acre....
     

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