charging by sq ft

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jlc31, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. jlc31

    jlc31 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 16

    Dose anyone figure mowing by sq ft. How much do you charge.
    Is there any other jobs you can use sq. How much should I figure for hedge triming.
    Jeff Smith
    Jeff's Lawn & Landscape
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have tried the sq foot pricing technique before and it didn't work for me. They are too many obstacles, trees, landscaping beds, hills, terrain, that needs to be taken into effect. Who knows though, it might work for someone else
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    SF Pricing

    I don’t know as though I would say that SF PRICING is best over HOURLY PRICING per se. What I do know is that it is crucial for determining how your doing as your company expands along the way. If you don’t know how much area your cutting and how long it takes, then how can you tell if you’re too high or too low???

    I think that sf is essential for areas such as fertilization and mulch calculations but it may not be the best for mowing in every case. Am I saying that one method is better than the other??? Absolutely not. Do they both have their place in my pricing structure??? Definitely so.
  4. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I now charge $1 per thou + a $20 stop fee to recycle- mulch, and $2 per thou + $20 stop fee to bag, and $3 per thou + $20 stop fee for multiple units or structures or if only mulching these, $2 per thou +$20 stop fee.
    Very easy for me. :)
    Example; $1 per thou + $20 stop fee, mulching.
    1,000sf = $21. Not my minimum.
    5,000sf = $25.
    10,000sf = $30.
    20,000sf = $40.
    40,000sf = $60

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