Anyone from Micigan?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MJK, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    If so how much is the average charge for Lawns buy the square foot? Trying to learn how to bid jobs besides how long you think it will take you to cut it. Like say for instence a lawn takes you 45 mins to cut, trim and blow. How much do you charge for that?
  2. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm in Westland 5 mins north of detroit metro airport.
    I charge by time homes are billed at $45.00 an hour and my few business are double.
    I get lots of work So I figure I'm doing good.
    Now up between Flint and Saginaw It's quite a bit cheaper, and acre cost $35.00
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    While some prices may be a bit lower around here, an acre goes for alot more than 35. We are getting around 40 for the standard half acre subdivision lots. Edging, and everything else is extra.
  4. ala588

    ala588 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    In N. Alabama we are getting $40.00 for half acre including trim and edge. Depends on the neighborhood.
  5. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I live about 20 miles north of Detroit. Shelby Township area (Macomb)
  6. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    So you think i can charge about 40 or 45 an hour?
  7. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Dont charge hourly for mowing. You can make more than $45/hr.
    Charge by the job...have a minimum.

    We're out in Washington Twp. Romeo area...32 mile and vandyke

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