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Are you raising 2006 mowing prices...how much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I am taking look at all the factors (costs) that are changing (increasing) this year. Fuel/oil and insurance seem to be the worst. Having said that, I think I am going to raise my mowing prices about an average of 2.50 per lawn.

    What about you, are you raising your prices? And if so, how much?
     
  2. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I raised mine just back in September, so for most customers I'll probably just consider an increase in mid-season. There are a few I'm going to jack up now, but not many.
     
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Hoolie, what was your average increase?
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I raised them all $2 per cut. Nobody complained, I probably could've gone to $3...LOL
     
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    IF I do raise any it will be in June or July when they actually need me and it's just convient not to shop for someone new. I doubt I'll raise any, probaly just make the new customers absorb the cost. $27.00 Cut will be $29 or $30
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I'm sending out my agreements for 2007-2008 already. I've upped one 10% and the board approved it last week.

    The rest I'm keeping at a 5% increase.

    I raise them every other year, so it's basically a 2.5% increase each year.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I raise my prices all year round anymore, slowly, methodically, one here, one there. I always raise it on the lowest priced customers and new customers. Those already paying the right price don't see increases usually for 3-5 years at a time because I go by 5-dollar increments.

    This year it's looking like:
    1/4 acre $35
    1/3 acre $40
    1/2 acre $45
    2/3 acre $50
    3/4 acre $55
    full acre $60
    Minimum charge $35 (me no drop no gate for less).

    No bagging, no 3-foot gated yards (gotta have at least a 4-foot gate), yes sir the bs is over.
     
  8. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I raise them every year by about the amount of inflation 2.5-4%.
     
  9. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    10%..........
     
  10. CutNLawns

    CutNLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    I am looking at a 4% increase which go out this week.
     

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