Wow!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LushGreenLawn, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Check out this PDF from the University of Nebraska website.

    It is about selecting a lawncare company for your home.

    Note that they say the averave cost for lawncare should be $250 - $350 per year. It does not mention anything about lot size, or any other variables.

    That would be under $10 per week for weekly service in my area.

    HERE IS THE KICKER, this price is supposed to include mowing, areating, overseeding, and fertilizing and weed control

    In my opinion the person that wrote this article is very irrisponsible, and did not do his or her homework ahead of time.

    http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1617/build/g1617.pdf
     
  2. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    I didn't read the article but will take your word on it, I guess that is what a college education will get you,:hammerhead:
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Send them an email and invite them here to Lawnsite. They may be suprised to see what it really costs to service lawns.
     
  4. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,762

    Just glad I'm not mowing yards in Nebraska! I don't overseed, fertilize, or aerate, and with my $30 minimum, I suppose I'd just be SOL as far as business goes. :)
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Heck yeah! Just a 100 of those babies and I can rake in 25 large a year.
     
  6. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    Let's take that dumba$$ out who wrote the article and put him to work for a week. I'd bet he would add a zero or so to his "educated estimate".
     
  7. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
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    That's what you get when you throw education at a dumbass.
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    They are referring to a fertilizer and pesticide application done about 4 times per year.....I think. It is kind of unclear about it, but that is what I think they are trying to say.
     
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    The article is sort of vague in specifying what should be included for that price. One section of the article states that the homeowner is responsible for mowing and irrigation and the LCO for the chemical program.

    In any case, even the high number isn't going to get you a year's worth of anything. And to think that the author works for the extension.... Sheesh.
     
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Ah, Grits posted the same time as myself...

    I am thinking that is what they are specifying with that price.
     

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