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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tulipgrove, Nov 2, 2006.
I do 4 residential houses that are 3 acres each and I mow trim and blow in 6-7 hours.
I charge three men $40 per hour or 2dollars a minute however u want to slice it. But u have to charge atleast 34.
i more amazed about some of the prices i see here, regardless of what region you cut in!
$22 a man hour
$500 for 18 man hours of cutting
You sound like you may be a little high but without seeing it or knowing if your doing a twelve month contract its hard to say. For example : I have a landscape maintanance contract with a HOA. It is for 12 months. That means I receive a check every month of the year. The area is just over 6 acres that actually has to be cut. The community has alot more land than that but I only have to take care of the common areas. There are over 100 trees, 3 large flower beds and numerous other bedded areas that have to be mulched and flowers planted in the beds. I edge once per month and of course the whole thing has to blown clear after cutting and trimming. Just the cutting, trimming and blowing take me approx 7-8hrs by myself. Of course the mulching, planting flowers and edging take additional time. My price for that is $1600 per month. I forgot to mention that I also prune the trees. This contract does not provide for any applications of fertilizer etc. I hope this helps. Also I know that in southern MD you can command a higher price than up north like me.
see, people are accustomed to getting 60-70 per acre and when they bid a 22 acre property at 1500 and the winning bid comes in at 500 they assume lowballer. no difference if someone with a 21 bids a 1/4acre at 60 and a someone with a 60" bids it at 35. enough of my useless babble.