Charging per acre

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 321birdguy, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. 321birdguy

    321birdguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much do you charge per acre
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  2. walkerway

    walkerway LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    We're up to about $10 an acre now, what do you charge? Jk, it all depends on the job, wide open or tight meticulous area.
  3. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look like Walkerway is auditioning to be Letterman's replacement. Going rate seems to be $60 per acre with few obstructions. Each acre over that add $30-40
  4. ozarkbilly

    ozarkbilly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    it can definitely be all over the place. I've got a 1 acre lot that I mow for $40. Perfect square, driveway partially down one side, wide open other than that. I'm assuming they're gonna build on it some day, but for now they're out of state owners that pay like clockwork.

    Then I've got a .9 acre lot that I mow for $90 and that's actually a really good deal. It should probably be more like $110. House, numerous trees/shrubs/beds, pool, garage, greenhouse. Several narrow strips that require a 21". I wanted it though because its right on a main road and near several "big $$ neighborhoods", and I really wanted my truck with signage sitting out front for almost 2 hrs per week.
  5. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    How much do you need to make per hour? I have a lot that I mow, perfect square, home owner likes to do the trimming, and there is no blowing or cleanup, I charge 50 bucks. Assuming all you're doing is mowing I would charge $50 an acre at a minimum.
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  6. ManuelMowing

    ManuelMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    Depends on many factors. How far away from other properties, what is the slope of the property, can I get into the property easily, is there a ton of stuff to mow around, and how often is it going to be mowed will effect the price. I generally charge $35 per man hour as a base.
  7. 321birdguy

    321birdguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does that include mower and fuel expense or?
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  8. ManuelMowing

    ManuelMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    Yes, if the property has farther out and would require more driving the cost would go up. Also if the property hasn't been mowed or maintained property the price goes up.
  9. 321birdguy

    321birdguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you realy charge 35$ a hr including everything fuel and mower cost
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  10. Kenb2920

    Kenb2920 LawnSite Member
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