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How much for 4 acres?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Prestige-Lawncare, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    Okay now ... being realistic here ... how much do you get for a residential 4 acre lawn? I know from past experience of reading many posts like this that there are many who are going to state something unbelievably high, and some that are going to almost be low-ballers low ... but on average, for a lawn with just your average trimming and blowing around the residence, how much do you (or would you) get?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Probably around $175, maybe a little more.
  3. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    I charge $75/acre. I have a 4 acre property that I cut twice a month and that is what the lady pays me. So... $300.
  4. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    $299.08 for (4) acres with normal obstacles trim & blow only, would take 257.00 but that is low as I would go. I have a few (4) acre lots on most it around $299-$340, I am going to say it again it depends on the area. I charge $90.87 a acre with normal obstacles $115.00 -$120.00 a acre to bag. If a lawn has bad hills a whole lot of trees its going to be around $130.00-$150.00 a acre.
  5. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    trimming is the determinant, assuming 4 hours onsite prolly $200

    i give a little discount since its all in one place.
    he will prolly get alot of bids from $150-$250
  6. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    Are you asking what I'd bid now, or when I first started this business? :)

    Seriously, if nothing exceptional about the property requiring lots of extra time, edging, or something, probably $150 to $175.
  7. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    Depends on your equipment. With my set up, I'm not so sure I'd bid it at all. I've got a .53 acre lot that I mow, and I hate to think about spending 8 times as much time on the mower at one whack. I've got a little bitty main mower though. If you've got the mower to bust it out quick, I'd start at $200, and be flexible if they wanted to dicker (a little).
  8. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Messages: 451

    Normal flat lawn wide open areas, probably anywhere from $160 -$2oo.
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Probably around $300
  10. texpro

    texpro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    is it finish cut or can you use a tractor

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