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Ok How Much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KINGMADE, May 6, 2011.

  1. KINGMADE

    KINGMADE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I have a customer that wants mulch put around 8 small trees and about 24 sq. feet of sod installed with minimal prep. It is a good paying account but I still would like to make some money. I currently mow the lawn for 260 a month. Would you do it at cost to make them happy or charge a decent amount and get what you can. The 260 a month is a steal as it is. If you would charge what would you charge not including material cost? It is not a trip out of the way as we will be mowing it tomorrow anyway.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    There you have it in a nutshell, the whole problem with discount accounts.
     
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    So you're having problems making money? You need to charge what the job is worth. I'm in it to make a living, not do favors all day.
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,716

    Charge what its worth and do it while you're already there.
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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Small trees? Go 60-80 a tree. There is never any "Light" prep work. There will always be some issue you will have to contend with.
     
  6. KINGMADE

    KINGMADE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    lol yeah if I were installing the tree. We are just putting mulch around small charlie brown christmas trees. used about 8 cubic feet of mulch. Charged her 40. Took us a couple minutes to do. The sod will wait for another day as my supplier was out getting a new supply and I didnt have time to wait around. Ended up being 96 sq feet anyway. She just wants it laid on top with no prep. So you get what you pay for.
     

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