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what would you charge

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ALAN'S LAWN CARE, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Keep it under $10 for an 8,000 sq ft lawn??? This should have told you something from the get go. Don't walk away.....run.
  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    different areas will tolerate different prices. I cant get 50 an acre for a 2 acre lawn here when it aint picture perfect but you can beti will mow it for 75 or 80. If i have to make perfect lines and worry about weeds and such it would be more. I have some really nice yards in the city that go for 50 and up for less than an acre just because there is edging (many country properties here have NO edging). Its all about where your from and the image your project as well.

    ALAN'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 37

    ive heard the going rate up here were im from starts at 20.00 and goes up from there its just not me..some lcos also have it set to 20.00 and up from there
  4. FloridaMowMan

    FloridaMowMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have to agree with most everyone on this one. When people start talking about not wanting to pay more thank 10.00 - 15.00 for a cut. We have got to as an industry never give into that!!!. :realmad: If you have a plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, roofing, garage, driveway, flooring or any other home maintenance problem and call someone in that profession to correct the problem, 99% of people will not give a second look at their prices. But because so many have allowed themselves to be talked down, we are all having a hard time getting the prices for lawn and landscaping up to where they SHOULD be. Guys, this effects each and everyone of our standards of living. In my area, it is a rare site for a lawn-landscape owner to be doing very well. However, there are a number of other construction, maintenance industry players who are living high on the hog. The reason...they dont take no BS when they charge.
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    I agree but one thing is.... people dont have plumbers or electricians knocking on thier doors competing for thier business. You most definatly have more than one LCO competing in your area. Any time there is competition you will see price wars. I agree we should band together and keep prices where they belong but unfortunatly not every LCO is on lawn site. People can price shop for some services. It's like the airline industry and sometimes they go into price wars. It's sad and hurts us all but it seems to be a fact of life and will remain so as long as people with low overhead( Im not going to say the S word) exsist in your market area
  6. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    I would of told him that i will see him soon and when he calls you because you have not shown up in a month i thought he was kidding when he wanted it done for $10 :waving:

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