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need input

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by paul3251, May 14, 2006.

  1. paul3251

    paul3251 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Ok sorry if this sounds like a repost.Would 30$ an hour sound right for residential lawns for just me mowing.i have been doing lawn service for a long time now thru another company.so i know what i need to know basically besdies estimates.we usually did commercial.i have a 52" walk behind lesco,a redmax back pack blower,stihl fs 80 weed whip,etc.please let me know all and any input.
  2. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    bottom line is after all your expenses are you going to make money at $30 per hour and can your market area support it. only your know the answer
  3. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    between 40-50 solo is my target for mowing. but if you can't get it the 30 is better then nothing. I would shoot for atleast 40.
  4. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    You say for just mowing? Or are you talking trimming and edging and blowing as well? If it's all of the above, shoot a bit higher. Make sure, like stated above that you are covering everything (expenses, supplies, salary) that you need to. If not, your going to dig a big hole quick. Plus with the way gas prices are right now, again, shoot higher.
  5. paul3251

    paul3251 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    mow,trim,edge, blow.ok well thanks for your input guys
  6. rustyb265

    rustyb265 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    My area I try for $1 per minute...$60per hour. Havent been turned down yet. But it all depends on your area and your costs.

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