Help On Pricing!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ferdinand711, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    how much do you charge for a 50' x 100' yard with 4 trees on it.
  2. Wil22

    Wil22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    How much do you charge for what? If it's mowing, figure how long it's going to take and charge accordingly.
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Thats a pretty small lot, depends if your in the area etc, but I would say no less than 40.00 in your area, if you were in Fl. I would say 30 to 35.00
  4. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    it's mowing i'm sorry, the situation is i do landscaping but haven't try pricing for mowing yet. there's five of them in a large subdivision that at least wants me to do 2 cuttings this year and a year contract next season. I mean any figure that you could give will be a help , i just work my way around it.

  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    what are your expenses?
  6. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    don't get me wrong but what you mean by expenses.

    i'm basically gonna be doing it by myself.
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I'm sorry, I'm all about helping and there is no such thing as a stupid question...but come on!!!!!!!!!!!!:hammerhead:
  8. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    what he means by expenses is things like

    do you own your truck or are you leasing/paying on it specifically for a business

    do you have insurance?

    are you paying taxes?

    are you using an expensive cost per house mowing (like dixie chopper) or a cheap one like a toro pusmower?

    if you were paying labor how much are you paying??

    basically how much will it cost you to mow the lawn, and then how much moeny do you want to make

    a neighbor boy with a pushmower and his daddy's string trimmer could obivioulsy do a lawn with alot more gross/net then i could, so i have to charge more in order to make money.. thats just the way it works..
  9. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

  10. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    $30 per week, that's my minimum.

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