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what to charge for 8 acres

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KSL, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. KSL

    KSL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 28

    i got a property that is 8 acres and relatively flat with probably 70 or so trees. there wont be any edging and the trimming would be bi-weekly. any help thanks guys
  2. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    I, Green Bay Lawns would do it for 3 to 350
  3. KSL

    KSL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 28

    any others?
  4. abclawncare

    abclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    ive heard that a good price per acre is $35 to $45 per an acre
  5. grimmy7

    grimmy7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Depending on the type of equipment you have. If you are solo base it on $1 minute.
    You have a helper charge accordingly.
  6. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Around here, $35/acre would probably be tops, $30/acre would maybe get you the job.
  7. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    i jacobs lawn care would charge about 275
  8. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    All right KSL, what are you going to charge, and don't tell my you were thinking around 7 to $800.
  9. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 413

    You've been in business 8 years---you should have a pretty good grip on how long things take to do--only you know your own equipment capacity and more importantly, you know your market! Larger properties typically are not as profitable as several smaller ones and can be hard on equipment if it is not heavy duty enough for this kind of work. Be sure indeed that this property is a good fit in your schedule and business plan!
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    $60 for the first acre then $30 for every acre after that so $210.

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