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First Cut of Year??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TimmayB4, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. TimmayB4

    TimmayB4 LawnSite Member
    from OB,MS
    Messages: 56

    I have a customer I cut his yard last year and charged 50 a week.

    He wants me to come in and scalp his yard. Its kinda bushes right now and he wants it bagged. Its going to take a 3 or 4 times longer just because its going to be cut and stop ever 20 feet.

    What do you guys do in this situation. I'm not going to charge him 150-200 dollars to cut his qt. acre lot. What would yall charge or how do you handle it.

    Thanks guys
  2. Weekes

    Weekes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Welcome to some of our worlds were you only bag.

    I'm jealous you only have this problem with one client.
  3. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    I guess I don't understand! If you maintained this prop last year, then why is it so overgrown? Will you be maintaining it this year? I would try to figure out how long it will take you and charge your hourly rate

    For example:

    If your hourly rate is $45 and it will take you approx. 3 hrs. $45 x 3 = $135

    If this is a one-timer, then don't be afraid to charge $200!
  4. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    If it's bogging your mower down you could cut it several times at lower and lower heights.
  5. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I guess my price is a bit low looking at the above responces, I charge double what a mowing would run.

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