Bottom Dollar Price...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by d&rlawncare, Jan 13, 2007.


What is your min Just to off load to matter what size lawn?

Poll closed Feb 12, 2007.
  1. $17-$23

    32 vote(s)
  2. $24-$28

    64 vote(s)
  3. $29-$33

    32 vote(s)
  4. $34-38

    36 vote(s)
  5. $39+

    11 vote(s)
  1. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    What is your "bottom dollar price"? No matter how small of a lawn you have to drive to what is your min just for having to unlaod?
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    $250 / month, mowing, spraying, fertilizing.

    I don't do anything per time, hourly.

    If someone has something that's a one time shot, $100 cash.

    In other words, I have enough work to keep me happy, but I can find room for another friend name Benjamin anytime.
  3. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    For a solo lawn in a neighborhood I am already in, and scheduled on the same day as other jobs in the neighborhood, $25.

    BUT...There is one neighborhood with very tiny lawns, that I have had groups of as many as 17 that are done from 1 parking spot. Sometimes as low as $12 a shot. So if I am already unloading for the job next door, the price can be adjusted below my "normal" minimum when the job is small enough to justify. And for a neighboring town where I am not already servicing accounts, the minimum is higher according to the mileage to that town. Told a fellow recently in a town 10 miles from me, "I need at least $75 worth of work or I won't even come look at it. Do you have at least $75 worth of work?" He didn't, so I didn't.

    "One price fits all" for your minimum can be as stupid as "one price fits all" for anything else.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,381

    These post are interesting.....if you are in the neighborhood you would pass up making a few bucks becauce it cost you too much.....I guess you are not interested in growing into a big businesss. Every person you do business with regardless of how small can be a potential new good customer....we stop and want them all.
  5. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    My service area is with in an 8 mile radius so I have a low minimum. Weekly lawn servive year round $20/week = about $85/month + required fert-n-squirt extra $20/month. Total is $105 for up to 4k of turf and I usually only pre-m once an year.

    Triple R
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    So your bottom dollar is $12.
  7. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    That is an amazing thing isn't it!!!

    Can't imagine even ever charging that. All my work, my lowest minimum is around $150. I won't even think about it for any less. :confused:
  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    $30 is my minimum.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    $30 is my absolute minimum as well.
  10. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    $30 is my minimum also, very few yards are at my min pricing though most 5ksqft lawns are $35 or more depending on the trimming involved.

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