Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jj123, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. jj123

    jj123 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 32

    I mow lawns in my neighborhood at $25 a week. the lawns are less than a quarter acre. what is a good price for every other week. I thought $55 because its twice as high and so much more work.:)
     
  2. TCU

    TCU LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    That is way to high. I would say 30-35
     
  3. bradsd

    bradsd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    If I let my yards go two weeks in my area they would be so tall, I would be ashamed to be seen mowing them. Im not sure you could double the price though or they would just go ahead and have you mow ever week,,,right.
     
  4. jj123

    jj123 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 32

    What Im getting with this is if i mow 4 times its 100 a month, if i mow 2 times it 110 a month, but if i would mow twice a month at 35 thats only 70 a month isnt that making me lose money
     
  5. hamiltonlawncare

    hamiltonlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Not sure you can justify twice the rate + for every other week I agree 25 WEEKLY or 35-40 BI-WEEKLY Is every other week something you or your customers want to do?
    If I were the customer I'd want 4 cuts for $100 not 2 for $110
     
  6. jhawk60

    jhawk60 LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 241

    No, you are not losing money. You get other bi-weekly accounts to fill in the off weeks and you are making $140 a month for that time slot.

    No one is going to pay you more for mowing once in a two week period than they would for you cutting twice, no one in their right mind that is.
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    JJ,
    Are you doing this upon request--non irrigated lawns, or shaded areas.??
    25.00 weekly sounds according to your market. We cut for a minimum of 30.00 per week.
    IF any of our customers want by weekly cuts, we will charge them 45.00 instead of 60.00.
    This does bring rise to the fact--grasses will grow taller in two weeks. Are you to raise your blades each cut or are you going to cut taller grass and do more work for less money.??
    If the lawns are easy and you don't for see any extra labor involved, then charge 35.00 every two weeks.
    Everyone has their method to justify making money but in all reality, if you are cutting taller grasses on two week intervals, you are loosing big time!!!
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    You'll want to start studying your costs, even if it's twice the work it doesn't
    come to double the price, at least not with mowing.

    $35 for a 25 every two weeks, $40 if you really don't want to do it.
     
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    depending on growth i usually charge $10 more for bi-weekly's.

    yes its less money coming in per month for those bi-weeklys but the work isn't a ton for me. for me its usually just a matter of bagging it instead of discharging it.
     
  10. jj123

    jj123 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 32

    By the time its time to cut on a bi weekly the neighbor across the streets lawn is like 8 or 9 inches tall, even weekly its like 6 inches tall and I dont have a bagger mower that works right now. It cloggs the mower up so bad. on a nomal mow it should take about 30mins to mow cause all i have is a 21in mower but when its cut bi weekly it takes like 1hour and 15 minutes which is way too long.
     

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