Pricing help?!?!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JudoTurf, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. JudoTurf

    JudoTurf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Okay, so I just had someone call me and come out to there house they want a bid for the work I am going to do. Its an acre yard about knee height to begin with. I know it will be cheaper after I get it cut the first time.

    What would you guys charge for 1 acre cut. Edge and weed eat? What would be the first charge to get it down to normal grass height? then what would it be every two weeks? Thanks.



    Doug
     
  2. RakenShovel

    RakenShovel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    what are you going to be mowing it with?
     
  3. JudoTurf

    JudoTurf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    42 inch Riding lawn mower.
     
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    two hundred bucks, pictures would be nice.
     
  5. JudoTurf

    JudoTurf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I will try to get some next couple days. Its been raining hard here last couple days.
     
  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    $180 for the first cut, $60 weekly.
     
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I'd be every bit of $50.00, maybe a couple more. $55 or so. $20 for every 2 weeks.
     
  8. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Missouri
    Posts: 569

    Orange, that's kind of high. I was thinking $20 to $25 for the first cut and $15 afterwards. You must be in a high class area.
     
  9. DoubleClutch

    DoubleClutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    You two have been drinking haven't you???
     
  10. Wayne's Lawn Service

    Wayne's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Before pricing the first cut, make sure it is going to be an ongoing service. Our 34 years of experience tells us that many people will tell you that they want you to cut all season until it is cut the first time and then "change" their mind. Quote the first cut two ways. One price for ongoing service and another price if it is a one time service. Cover yourself first.

    Consider not only the height of the grass but also if it is wet, thick, weeds or turf, etc. They will all play big time into the actual time to complete the job.

    If you are looking for help determining time to complete or cost per hour of operation for your company, check out www.profitsareus.com and look at our bidding & contracts manual and know why you charge what you charge CD. It will help you with exactly this issue. Check out the sponsor section here for a special offer.

    Good luck.
     

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