Thinking About Raising Prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J&J Customs, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. J&J Customs

    J&J Customs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Its about time for some new equipment and I'm thinking about moving my business more into the residential yard mowing. In the past I have charged around 25-30 dollars for an average subdivision yard. How much should I charge for mowing, edging, weed-eating, blowing? Some yards I might not even bother using a rider on, Ill just use the good ole self propelled so keep that in mind. Also how much more would you charge for bagging instead of mulching?
     
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    I've never mowed commercially, but this comming season will be my first. So take anything I say with a grain of salt. But in my reasearch and fuigering, it doesn't seem that it would make to much sense to even drop the gate for less than $30-$35. Atleast in my part of the country. The cost of living is very high here.

    Someone with some more experience will chime in any time now. I did start a thread on price of bagging as well you can do a search for it.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    about 40.00 per 1/4 acre cuts.
     
  4. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    Forty is about as low as I want to go around here but others will do 35.
     
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,327

    wow must be really nice to get 35 avg per yard. The local avg in my city is about 23 per yard. Our highest rezzy is 35 per cut and lowest is 20.
     
  6. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll drop the gate for 25.00 on an average yard all day long
     
  7. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    My smallest lots are 80x120 and go up to 1.5 acres. Not really small sity lots. I couldnt cut for less unless it was a charity operation.
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    I have never went under 45.00


    those customers that go with lower prices get waht they deserve.

    and trust me IT SHOWS
     
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,327

    there are soo many lco's in my area (read: highschool kids with daddy's mowers) that even with price points soo low here, we pride ourselves in quality work everytime. we want to leave a property looking its best. Thats really the only way to differentiate yourself in my area. word of mouth is the best advertising we have b/c there will always be a lower price than us, but we push our wide range of services and quality results.
     

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