Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tahufford61, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. tahufford61

    tahufford61 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I live in Central Pennsylvania and I was just wondering if someone could tell me what a fair price would be for cutting and trimming an acre yard. Just a ball park figure would be great. Thanks
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    First calculate your operating costs. Then calculate your overhead costs. Then calculate your profits. Add them up and there is your price.
  3. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    I would surely go 50 or higher...
  4. soccer911

    soccer911 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    for me it would be a min of $75.00
  5. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,155

    As much as you can get. If you are only selling mowing you won't get much.

    Add the following:
    1. Reliability. Be there when you're supposed to be there
    2. Professionalism. Clean truck, equipment in working order, uniform, etc
    3. Personability. Smile and say a few words to them.
    4. Quality. Do good work
    5. Security. Make your customers feel at ease around you, remove all beer cans from your truck :)

    Do these and you've added 40-60% VALUE to your service. Remember, few customers shop for price, most customers shop for value.

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