What do you charge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by outrunjason, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 703

    Basically what is everyone going to charge this year for Mowing, weedeating, string trimming, blowing. I know I used to charge $20 but I am going up.

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    That's an impossible question to answer. Properties are all different sizes. My minimum is $35 for residential.
  3. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 703

    I forgot to add that in there. Minumum price. I have been hearing a lot of $30's.

  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    You say you used to charge $20.00................when was that?

    Have you done this type of work before?

    Were you legal then?
  5. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I agree with 65Hoss.....you have to be more specific. The idea of placing a picture and asking for input on an estimate like you did in you other post is a better idea so everyone can see what they are estimating.

    Oh.....and I would charge extra for eating weeds ! :D

  6. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    My min. is still $25. I mow almost exclusively 5,000 sq. ft. "flat" lawns. It seems that I've gotten a lot these accounts because most guys charge a min. of $30 here.

    I price this into a monthly contract (Apr - Nov) and base the price on 26 cuts, but they usually get 23 or 24. So It's around $30 anyway. I net about $50/hour and that's ok w/me.

  7. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 703

    I have set my minimum this year at $25. In 1999 I could not get a lawn for $25. The area that I was in was dominated by this company and they did lawns for $20. I have moved to a new area and am ready to go up. I put that pic up on there just to see what everybody thought.

  8. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    My minimum is $25. I do have some $20 lawns that I am afraid to raise. Anything I have for $20 is less than 5000sqft. I dont want to lose easy lawns over $5. I make money on them. Most of my $20 lawns I raised to $23 last year. I thought that was a happy medium. All new lawns will be at least $25.

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