need guidance from the vets

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by eric188429, May 29, 2008.

  1. eric188429

    eric188429 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    i hve a yard that takes me about 10min to do i do it 4xs a month how much should i charge on a monthly and on a per cut
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    do you have a minumum price per cut?
    do you have other accounts close by?
    how fast does it grow?
    charge at least 25 a mow.

    my min is higher than that.
  3. eric188429

    eric188429 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    no minumum,no accts close by,its zoysia grass
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    i don't see alot of zoysia around here
  5. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Zoysia? I'm guessing your working in The Villages. Lots of zoysia. You would be lucky to get $35 a month. I'm in Leesburg, If you have any questions, let me know.
  6. eric188429

    eric188429 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    yes the villages-thank u 4 the info-do you hve a email address
  7. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Send me a private message.
  8. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Seeing the Zoysia more and more around here also.

    Just for clarification, is that charge strictly for cutting, or does that include any herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer that the property may require?
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    How much are you paying on your shop? How much are your property taxes? How much are your power bills? What is your equipment worth? What are your administrative costs? How much of your office is involved with your home (if at all)? How much is your truck payments and expenses? Equipment maintenance? Insurances - both commercial auto and liability? Any payroll? What are your other direct and indirect costs?
    Know these, and you will be able to figure your gross margin that need to make. your gross margin SHOULD be between 40 and 50%. For me, it HAS to be 50%, or I can't make it.

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