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How is my basic price list.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tuttled, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Tuttled

    Tuttled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Newbie here! How is my basic price list?
    Thanks in advance!
    Aeration - $75
    Power Rake - $65
    Thatch Clean Up* (with power rake service) - $50
    Edging - $40 for the first 100 feet / 30 cents @ foot additional
    Fertilizing - Inquire

    Mowing Services*
    Includes: Trim edges, lawn cut*, bagging of grass if desired
    (Mulching is available), & sidewalk cleanup

    Weekly cut $40 Biweekly cut $45 One time cut $50

    Prepaid services for weekly or biweekly mowing service:
    10 Cuts - $400 ($50 discount)
    20 Cuts - $675 ($125 discount)
    ***** May be surcharge for long grass and excessive thatch*****

  2. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    Aeration is wayyyyyy low
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    Hey tuttled what size is the property:waving:

    Messages: 1,343

    You really have to know your costs before setting pricing.
    Also you are not going to blanket pricing for all accounts as you have. If you have a postage stamp of a property would you perform same service for a property three times it's size for the same price.
    Really think about it before you set this loose.
    Good luck.
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  5. Tuttled

    Tuttled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    All prices are based on an average city lot, the average lot in the city is 7200 square feet. Minus house, garden and garage sidewalks ect I think the aerated area will average 3000 - 3200 square feet
  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    I do not like price lists. If a customer has a $30 mow and your sheet of paper say's $40 you just lost him. Then the guy with the $50 mow will insist on only paying $40.

    Also you are selling your service by the price which attracts the cheapasses.

    Better selling by your professionalism and quality of work. These customers pay better and stay with you longer.

    Power rake rip off of customer.

    Aeration price is way low. Rental fee for a core aerator will eat up too much of the gross for that job.
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Aeration is too low and so is power raking and clean up.
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,763

    Average lawn size is 55' x 55'? I don't think I'd pay someone $40 to mow if that was the size of my lawn.
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  9. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    All of his prices are off . Determine your cost to operate per hour then base it off of that figure . Sell quality.

    I wouldn't charge over $2.50 per 1000 sq.ft. of lot size for mowing services $ 9.50 per 1000 sq.ft for aerating plus rental fees after my minimum fees are met.
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  10. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Is this really happening? lol

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