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Just Curious what people get for these services around the country

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by spazfam, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Have searched and read many threads in the last 2 years and it seems prices for services are all over the place of course geographic locations and individual cost structures affect these prices but I was just curious to hear from you guys what your current rates are etc. for the following services:

    Mowing
    1/4 acre-
    1/2 acre-
    3/4 acre-
    1 acre-
    more than 1 acre-

    Mulch -
    Mulch installed-

    Man hours-

    Edging per Lin Ft-

    Bush trimming-
    Spring cleans-
    Fall cleans-
     
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    In Iowa, I have a $45 minimum for up to one acre - then $25 per acre. If the property is difficult, it may go to $30 per acre.
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    Northern VA

    Mulch: $90 per yard installed, includes edging
    $100 per yard installed for colored mulch because it costs $10 more

    Double shredded hardwood= $20
    Colored= $30...........black, NO red, I refuse
     
  4. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    SE Iowa-solo operator

    $60 per hour for mowing and trimming
    $56 per yard of mulch includes delivery and install
    $40 per hour for any other services plus materials (edging, cleanups, hedges and such)
     
  5. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    $60 per hour for mowing and trimming
    $65 per yard of mulch includes delivery and install spray weeds first and pre emergent
    $40 per hour for any other services plus materials (edging, cleanups, hedges and such)
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Mowing
    1/4 acre- 30 - 35
    1/2 acre- 40
    3/4 acre- 50
    1 acre- 55
    more than 1 acre-
    1.25 acres = $65
    1.5 acres = $75 (11/100 cents / sq.foot)
    2 acres = $90 ($45.00 / acre)
    2.5 acres = $110
    3 acres = $130 ($43.33 / acre)
    4 acres = $150 ($37.50 / acre)
    5 acres = $170 ($34.00 / acre)
    6 acres = $190 ($31.66 / acre)
    7 acres = $210 ($30.00 / acre)
    8 acres = $225 ($28.12 / acre)
    9 acres = $240 ($26.66 / acre)
    10 acres = $255 ($25.50 / acre)

    Mulch - ALL mulch is picked up, delivered, and spread, no exceptions.
    Standard double shredded: 1st yard 60, 2 cu's $100, 3 - 140, 4 - 175
    5 - 220 (yes 4 is better than 5 deal cuz for 5 it's either 2 trips or 1 overweight load).
    6 = 260, 8 = 350 (4x 2) etc...
    Premium double shredded +$10 / cu.
    Designer $90 first cu, $85 x 2 and on, hand spread = twice the area coverage, comes with 60-day NO fade guarantee.
    Please note I enforce a 12 cu.yd. limit because beyond 14 cu's it's cheaper to call the blower truck.

    Man hours- Sorry, don't work by the hour, thank you.

    Edging per Lin Ft- Usually included with mulch or maybe $10-15 extra, pennies on the foot lol.

    Bush trimming- Depends on the job, roughly adds out to $50 per trimmer fuel tank (this lasts 20 minutes on WOT but I get a LOT done in that - If it's not all out of control, easily the whole front of a house, 6- 8 or more bushes), includes cleanup.
    > No artistic designs, round or square lol, I don't get that artistic stuff but admire those who do.
    Spring cleans- Depends, for most regulars it's included in the first cut or slightly extra $5-$10 or so, unless it's really bad.
    Non-regulars almost never hire me, cost of crap hauled = $200 / 6x12x2 trailer load (this includes the labor but somehow everyone thinks it should cost like 60 or 70 bucks). The $200 includes the landfill's $40 commercial dump fee.
    Fall cleans- By the job, only for regular customers, price is determined after the work is done.
    > I do leaves for as little as $40 per visit to as much as $700 total, it all depends.
    >> A hauled trailer load is $200, total.
     

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