1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

How much for 2 acres

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clyde, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Hi all ,

    how much would you charge for 2 acres.
    I have had the same client list for 4 yrs now and
    am a little worried about underbidding this one b/c i am out of practice.

    I have a 48" walkbhd

  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Depending on access (fences) and amount of trimming and such, $65 to $80.00
  3. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    It has hardly any trees and no fence. The only thing that's in the way is the house. And the drive is about an acre long so i have to stick edge it and blow it off.
  4. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I'd have to get at least $50-$60 an acre. If they want weekly go for $100 or so bi weekly go for $120-$125.
  5. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    what will your market support, What is the going rate per acre in Ms.
  6. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    The size of your mower means nothing to the customer. Not sure where your from but out here 2 acres flat and open as you desrcibed would go for about $80-$90 or an illegal will bid $30-$40..
  7. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Yea I am in Hattiesburg MS 1.5hr NorthEast of New Orleans...

    Hr rate around here b/c its a college town. Is about 35-40 an hr its hard to get that sometimes and hard to really get anything more.

    Thats true about they don't care what mower u got.
    I was posting it so you guys could take note.
  8. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    for my area its around 45 per acre if its wide open like you say.If you realy want to get this customer tell them what it would cost for a 1 time shot and if they want it weekly then offer them something just a tad bit cheaper.
  9. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Figure on 2-2.5 hours for the job with your 48" and the edging.
  10. old dog

    old dog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    How far is an acre long? :rolleyes:

Share This Page