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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jhengen, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. jhengen

    jhengen LawnSite Member
    from mpls.mn
    Posts: 10

    How do I decide how much to charge for mowing/trimming. Do I charge per 10,000 sq. ft.? Please help. I'm from mn.
  2. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Do set a minimum, whatever you find that your market will bear. Try not to drop below that ... my minimum is $35. I try to estimate how long I'm going to be at a job and then give an estimate based on that. Hope this helps.
  3. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Do what CSRA said.
    What cities are you going to be in? Edina, Eden Prairie you could charge a $35 minimum or more! Richfield, Mpls St. Louis Park might be lower.
    You will have to take more into consideration than square feet.
    You should base your estimates on square feet, hills, trees, trimming, landscaping, fences, ECT......
  4. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Pricing is a tough thing to answer. It depends on your cost of doing busines. And this may not be that easy to figure out if you're not familiar with your cost to operate, particularly if you haven't been in busy long.

    Here is a link to a thread... similar question.

    Best of luck to you.

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