Craziest thing I've heard in awhile.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fire/Grass, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Fire/Grass

    Fire/Grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    A good friend of mine who lives in the area mows 2.5 acres of grass himself. He was going to be on vacation a week and called one of the local LCO to do a one time cut. Remind you 2.5 acres of grass. Total charge...$45 dollars. I laughed. This is a company with multiple employees. How they are surviving? What do you all think?
  2. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    a little low in the upstate NY area, but honestly I could mow 2.5 acres in about 45 minutes by myself, so I'd charge around 60 at most
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I cut a property back in NY that took just under 2.5 hrs to mow trim and blow. It was a gradual incline and had virtually ZERO obstacles. The trimming up the drive and around the house including blowing off debris took about 20-25 minutes. I billed them for $165 ($30/acre) and was glad to get it.

    I also had a 3 acre site that was a PITA and it had every possible distraction or possible obstacle you could think of. This site I billed $175 ($58/acre).

    FULTRTL LawnSite Member
    from 70526
    Messages: 28

    My neighbor has a local service cut his 2 1/2 acre lot for $50.00
  5. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    i have a few 2 acre contracts $80.00 per mow $40.00 per acre.
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    $45 per acre. Got a three acre lot charge $145. ($10 gas)
  7. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    it all depends on the terrain, trees and obstacles you have to go around..
  8. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Open mowing we get minimum $40.00/Acre, like to get closer to $50!
  9. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    if it's open thats not sooooo bad i guess.
  10. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    maybe the lawn guy is sleeping with the guys wife and feels bad but at least needs to make something to cover his gas?

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