Lawn pics with prices?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfcat75, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Please post some of your lawn pics with prices give us an idea of what we should charge,how much lawn does an acre look like post some pics please.
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Well an acre is an acre. One acre = 43,560 square feet. I try to get around $45-50 per acre. If you don't measure, you'll never really know. A picture won't tell you anything since an acre lot may be half consumed with house, drive and plantings. Even with those considerations a one acre lot would go for $50 since all the trimming and blowing will take the time. A wide open acre might go as low as $40...depending on my mood. ;)
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Buy a measuring wheel and start walking the properties. Once you have some numbers for square footage then we could better assist you.

    Yes an acre is 43,560m/sf but I round up to 44/m its easier for calculating.

    Good Luck

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    yes similar pricing here....
  5. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    measuring wheel- get the cheaper one or the more expensive one,does it matter which one i get?
  6. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    get one with a nice size diameter wheel...goes over undualtions and is more accurate...probably like $60 or so at Home Depot.

    And of course you can always ask the potential account how large their lot is...some will know others will not and still others will try to B.S. you. Once you measure a few you'll get the eye if someone's

    [Edited by Scraper on 02-28-2001 at 04:03 PM]
  7. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Banned
    Messages: 181

    I think that's a great idea, but I don't have pics to show you. The guys are right that you should have an idea of the square footage.
  8. inside-out

    inside-out LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Do you guys charge the same for a commercial acre and a residential acre?
  9. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    An acres an acre in my book. The only variable that changes is the Degree of Difficulty(D.O.D.), which determines the price. Is the turf area to be maintained flat out and wide open, or is it hilly with many obstacles to go around??

    Hope this helps inside-out.
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Here is a lawn I do, it also has small strips on the sides not shown, monthly charge is $135.00 for 12 months.



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