New to the business...Trying to price a 1 acre lot

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Outdoor Essentials, May 8, 2008.

  1. Outdoor Essentials

    Outdoor Essentials LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Hello All

    I have a customer that has a 150' x 300' 1 acre lot and requires a quote for lawn cutting. I get $50 to $60 for regular lots up to 4000 sq. ft. I figure that the buildings and gardens account for about 5000 sq.ft. so I will be cutting 40000 sq.ft. Gas is currently about $5.50/ gallon around this part of Canada and it should take me about 1.5 to 2 hours to cut, trim and blow. How much should I charge?

    Thanks,

    Brian :canadaflag:
     
  2. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    atleast 40 dollars an hour
     
  3. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    90-120, unless there is a crazy amount of trimming, or terrain that limits mower use or will tear up your mower. That's what rates are going around here, but I'm on the South end of North America.
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    we charge 35-40 for field mowing..... about twice that for finish mowing...

    Provided it's stright clean mowing.....
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    We get $70.00/hr so $105-$140 min
     
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    $70 (in us currency)
     

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