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Minimum Charge

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by BigJlittleC, May 21, 2019.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,726

    What is your minimum charge and what does it include?

    For mowing mine is $30 includes basic mow trim blow done in 15 or less.

    For squirt and fert I'm at $50 per app for basic 6 step program. Covers up to 1000sqft.

    Gardening is $125 per hour usually sold per job. If power tools need +$25.
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  2. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,150

    I'm $30 min on mow. Stop charge now on apps $30 plus a per k sq ft charge. Other services are billed per man hour which right now is $40 but that's going up to $50 possibly $60 next season. Mulch and sod are a set rate per cubic yard or per pallet respectively.
    ltdlawn likes this.
  3. weeze

    weeze Banned
    Messages: 17,196

    i'm also $30 min charge on anything i do. it has to take 30min or less.
    kemco likes this.
  4. Kennedylawns

    Kennedylawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    $40 min for mows. Mulch and sod are X amount for cubic yard and per pallet.

    The weeding and stuff is usually $50 minimum and that has to be under 30 minutes
  5. Rick L

    Rick L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I'm also at 30.00 cut trim edge blow bye
  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,150

    Side note... Still related I think. Picked up blades not too long ago. These are now running $50 a set about twice what they were 8 or 10 years ago but I can promise you I'm not getting twice what I was per lawn in that same time frame. Maybe 20% more.
    Mark Oomkes likes this.
  7. ShowCaseLawnCare

    ShowCaseLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Going rate 1999 mow blow $ 20 bucks going rate 2019 $ 30 bucks going rate 2039 $ 40 bucks lol
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  8. OP

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,726

    How much time does your minimum cover?

    I think that is another matrix to this.
  9. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,150

    I'm still shooting for the $60 per hour / dollar a minute we were 10 years ago.
    paulsgrass likes this.
  10. Skol

    Skol LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    $30/min on mowing, it's gotta be something where I'll be there 10-12 minutes.

    $60 minimum for fertilizer (plus cost of product)

    $75/man hour on mulching/trimming

    $100/man hour on landscape install.
    Cam15 likes this.

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