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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontier-Lawn, Aug 9, 2006.
what do you all charge as a surchage for a bi-weekly cut?
Are we talking non irrigated st. aug or bahia. Getting the right price is hard considering those requesting bi-weekly are either pita or just too cheap and the yard is a butcher job anyway. In theory I quote $49 for a normal $30 job and then tell them why going to a monthly agreement would be in their best interest. That way I dictate how things are done and still gives them a choice based on my conditions of service. It's my way with total choice from the customer. I inform , you choose, we sign, we cash check, your happy, were happy. Good Luck!!
Most bi-weekly customers are trying to save money ....so charging them more could be a problem. With all the big equipment with high hp we don't really care any longer if they have it done weekly or bi-weekly. There is a big business in bi-weekly. Our yards are around 10K so double cut is not problem.
for a 75'x62' property i add $5 for st augustine & for bahia $10. base price for weekly is $25
Double the amount of the weekly charge. We don't do bi-weekly, it's just not profitable.
I also no longer do 10 day cuts.
They screw up a schedule.
yes, but which mower are you basing your prices on. 21" or 42" makes a big dif.
42" with gators
Enough to compensate for the time lost double cutting 10 inch grass. I don't care how much i'm getting paid, I wont leave untill it looks good. I've started to tell my bi's, ''The bitterness of poor quality lingers far longer than the sweetness of low price.''
Same, except I never would even consider a 10-day. Even bi-weekly cuts create a scheduling hassle (must have another bi-weekly on the off week that fits into the route, etc). The scheduling plus the taller grass constitute an upcharge. I could care less if they are trying to save money. If price is an issue, they need to do it themselves or call the neighbor kid.