What was your average price for mowing last year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by skorum03, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Southscapes03

    Southscapes03 LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like im all over the board with my prices. I have some residentials that i do for $125/mth minimal and I have a commercial account that is $2300/mth!. I mostly do yearly accounts with a few per time customers through the summer with 90% being residential customers. The 2 that are 125/mth are 2 houses side by side owned by the same customer and the 2300/mth is a 22 acre cemetery that I have been doing for 3yrs now.

    So for me to give an average, it would be highly skewed because of the commercial accounts that I have. But on residentials, my lowest is 125 and my highest is 465.

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  2. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mine came out to around $50 average, on a per cut basis. Lowest price is $20, highest is $150.
     
  3. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So basically you are saying that you have some seriously high end residential customers, or are they just big yards?

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  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think he's saying their $125 per month, not per cut. @ Southscapes, how many man hours do you have into that 22 acre cemetary?
     
  5. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh yeah youre probably right. Still that seems like really solid money to me as I am new to the lawn care community as of last year.

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  6. Southscapes03

    Southscapes03 LawnSite Member
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    Yes my lowest is $125 and highest is $465 per month on the residential side of my business so i have a range of just regular yards to some serious high end lake homes. As for the 22 acre cemetery, to my surprise and the owners surprise, on a dry day I can cut it and trim and edge the roads and be out in 6 hours, with me on the Mower and one guy on the trimmer! Serious money making property.
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  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    $35 minimum, $40 average, high $105. All of these are per cut not monthly :laugh:
     
  8. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not sure how often you cut it or how many months out of the year they get billed but 12 man hrs 4 times a month at $2300 is decent but I wouldn't say CRAZY good. Maybe I missed something.....
     
  9. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah maybe Im missing something too, but if he has only 12 man hours 4 times, then thats only 48 man hours total. So say he's paying someone $15/hr, which would be real high, that is $720, plus take an usually large amount of fuel costs out of that plus wear and tear on the machines, and figure he's spending $1000 but taking in $2300, keeping $1300, Im a small operation but I would say that is pretty solid, but at the same time i don't know what his costs are so I just took a shot in the dark. haha just my uneducated guess

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  10. Southscapes03

    Southscapes03 LawnSite Member
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    Its mostly common Bermuda so its only gets cut a max of 8 months out of the year and leaves are very light and easy out there, so you do the math! Whether or not some of you may think its good money or not, I'm as happy as a clam! Its eased some weight off of my shoulders when the bills come in.
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