Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kreft, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    Any body have any new striping patterns?
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    yes. What the mowers leaves by itself. Striping is overated and not worth the effort unless they pay you extra for it.

  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    pay extra for it? what are they paying for then. zig zags.
  4. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
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    here is one we did the other day this week. They pay $250 to have it mowed and trimmed every 4-5 days. It is irrigated and they water it like crazy so its great for us for biz. The property is 5 acres that is mowed every 4-5 days and there are a couple pastures that total 2 acres that we mow every 2 weeks for an extra $125 per mowing the normal every 4-5 days mowing takes just under 1.5hrs x 2 guys for a total of 3 man hours plus 20 minutes drive time round trip so just under 4 man hours. i make out alright off this one and the customer refers us to every one they know and they all dont mind paying top $ for a great looking lawn.





  5. TurfGuysInc.

    TurfGuysInc. LawnSite Member
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    Looks like you do a nice job, also I love your truck.
  6. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stripes from a little different perspective.

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  7. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
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    So your charging these folks $1500 a month to take care of all that?
  8. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    man thats some yard. Most of my accounts take me 15-18 mins cut, blow, edge, trim lol.
  9. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    their bill is usually around $2300 to $2500 a month after taxes and other little odd jobs they want us to do.

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