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How much to charge?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dwb1225, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. dwb1225

    dwb1225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I live in the suburbs of Chicago and I am thinking about starting a lawn service business. How much should I charge?
  2. woodbutcher44

    woodbutcher44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Try to get $1.25 for each yard up to an acre if its larger get at least a dime more.
    Ask the customer to pay for your fuel and keep you in beer while you work.
    no for real don't charge .
  3. Sunstate Lawn

    Sunstate Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    WOW! You guys are getting $1.25 a yard!? We're up to a buck here...
  4. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Starting out, probably $30/average yard. Average being 4-5000sqft. But that is here in podunk Iowa. Chicago I would imagine a bit more $$$ and a bit smaller yards, unless you are in the suburbs.

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