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Cleveland, OH landscapers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Blauman074, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Blauman074

    Blauman074 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    What are your going rates? Someone was telling me your average neighbor hood lawn is about 40 a cut. And if i had a commercial account would i charge more just because its a business? And also im very crafty and fast with the string trimmer and edge all beds and cement every week, should i charge more? Thank you
  2. woodie08

    woodie08 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    cut,edge,and blow, for a basic size yard $25 to 30 I charge an extra fee. As well as bagging the gbucks. If they want weeds pulled out of there bedsrass clippings.Some people on this site may say thats to cheap, but look where there locacation is It varys in price.Those size lawns take an hour or less for me. maybe 5.00 in fuel charge at most. so $20.00 to $25.00 an hr is good for me.Strongsville is a good area you should eaisly get $30.00 or more. commersial accounts are different. The liablity insurance you need is 1 million, and that can get to be expencive. you should be able to charge $40.00 to $60.00 a man hour. $40.00 an hr is a little low but if its easy and quik and if ya need the bussiness ya do it. I'm in the Mentor area east of ya so if any thing going on drop a line
  3. cks dad

    cks dad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    im getting around 25.00 30.00 for a city lot.I just started doing commercial this year and so far so good yards range from 50.00 150.00 per cut.I have 1 mill in liability ins and it cost me 690 per year.If there is anything else i can do im in the Tallmadge area let me know
  4. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    I would have to say the Info given so far in this thread is questionable at best. you start with a min of say 35 dollars and go up from there. Commercial accounts rnt the only thing you need insurance for. To really call your self a company you should carry at least a millon of liabillity. Pella windows add up quick 800 a pop fornot so large ones. also comm auto insurance. commercial tags for the trucks or whatever you choose to drive. Cut edge trim and go is a flat fee bagging is more any other service work is done at a diffrent time. may spray some round up or something. Any other service can range. You bill by man hr if its just cutting bush or what not other jobs dont worry about breaking it down to a customer just give them a final. You do have to know all of your cost of doing buissiness befor youll ever make anything. o and dont forget tax time
  5. CMLandscaping32

    CMLandscaping32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I would have to agree with woodie i go with about those rates in my are were in mentor you based of of woodie
  6. Blauman074

    Blauman074 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    thanks guys for the help, ive been working for Mike Babit out in North Ridgeville theyve been in business for about 20 years, Forevergreen Lawncare, I live kinda far and thought i would start cutting myself, do all you guys have 1 million dollar insurance? Im thinking i might need it just because where im located their are some pretty wealthy neighborhoods and developments, i think i can easily get 40 a yard. I live in yuppy town usa lol
  7. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Messages: 336

    im in the kent area, i get between 25.00 40.00 for most of my city lots.

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    you can get 1 mill for AROUND $325 you tell them you are solo and do lawn maintence,
    going rate 25 to 40 south of you in AKRON home of lebron james..............

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