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Help me price this

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rootytalbot, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    1.8 acre empty lot -- mow every other week. Flat, no slope.

    How does 150 sound?
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,008

    How fast can you cut it.with the right equipment that's fine :waving:
  3. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I'm not sure how fast I can cut it -- I plan to use a 48 ferris walker and sulky on it.

    I am afraid that it will grow fast in two weeks and I'll have to go slow.
    Appearance is not an issue - there is no trimming to be done.

    If I could use something to slow the growth it would be okay.

    They don't care - they just don't want it to look unkept, but they never go out there. It just gets mowed so the so it looks better for the neighbors.

    Is there some way to slow the growth on an empty lot??
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,008

    The chemical used is normally Maleic Hydrazide. It can sometimes turn
    finer grasses (Bents and fescues) brown, but this dose disappear after
    a while.
    You can stunt the growth for up to 6 weeks at a time. :waving:
  5. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Nice -- thanks Joe. That might help in the spring to keep it manageable.
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    150 sounds high for an open lot.
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  7. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,780

    Here, it would be really tough getting more than $100, but I don't know the market in your area.
  8. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Sounds high to me as well. That's a 30 min job. If you can get 60-70 you'd be good to go.
  9. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I'd be around 90 for every week being every other week i would be somewhere around 130
  10. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    I'd be in the same price range.

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