Residential mowing prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Denlinger326, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Where do you live because I want to move to where I can get $80 for 3/4 acre and $100 for 1 acre. I would be rolling in the money.
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Holy crap. I just picked up a $40 weekly cut with a grass area that would completely fit in that driveway.



    It's not just "regional" either. It varies within "cities" as well.
    That $40 job I just mentioned would be a $20 job just a few blocks away.
     
  3. Tunica

    Tunica LawnSite Member
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    I'm just glad new home construction is starting to pickup, now those ******** can go back to framing and concrete work around here.
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Haha!

    Here's my new $40 property! :D

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  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LOL your not kidding that is tiny. Here is what the same property would bring around here.



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  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Haha!

    Here's the $25 one I do just around the corner...

    That narrow, "L" shaped area is just the strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk. It's less than two 21" mower widths wide.

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  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    And here's my smallest "lawn" - another $25 cut.

    Two patches of grass about 4 mower widths deep split by a sidewalk in the middle.
    Oh, there's also that strip of grass along the curb by the two parked cars! LOL

    I don't go out of my way for a job like this, but it's directly between two other existing jobs, so why not?

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  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is a $30 lawn. This is an updated picture from this spring. You can see the stripes from space lol



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  9. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I actually don't live too far away from Oaknut! He is right about the prices, some area's I get $40 for .25 acres while others won't pay anything pass $25 because they get bombarded with flyers for $20 cuts!

    I think the difference is these "big outfits" can't get their "big trailers" in neighborhoods like this. They also almost always exclusively use big zero turns - so the clients just expect to pay more.

    I swear (out here at least) the bigger equipment you run the less you charge. I get calls all the time for $60 per acre and I can easily get $30-$40 on these tiny lawns..... makes no sense!

    I do a lawn that is literally 6 feet by 10 feet, I charge $25 and takes maybe 30 seconds? His yard consist of a pool and the walkway to it - LOL. But since $25 is my minimum and I bag it...he is all too happy to pay me. Last time I was there he got me a cheesecake from the cheesecake factory!
     
  10. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
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    There are a lot of factors in just stating prices.

    Pro street-looks like your lawns are pretty big but wide. Open. You could get 2 mowers on them and be done in no time.

    Others are posting small lawns that are best suited. With a push mower.

    For me my average across the board is $38. A high of 100 and low of 25. Plus some of those are mow blow go while others are full service with time spent in the landscape beds.
     

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