One Time Lawn Mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ringahding, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    yeah depending on the yard...but i charge extra for it...i no longer cut those one time yards where the grass is a foot tall or more....just not worth it.
  3. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I did it over the summer for the same price as I would normally charge but now I plan on charging more and avoiding the "one time cuts" if possible.
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    I did not offer one time mows this year due to a full schedule.
  5. BeetletheBeetle

    BeetletheBeetle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I dont mind doing it.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I do if its close to a yard I already cut. But the price is usually a minimum of triple my normal price
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  7. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,695

    i would do a onetime cut if it was a manicured yard and they were going on vacation or something. but as for a field two feet high.. as long as it didnt interfere with my weekly customer. jmo
  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    I read the the link. Another reason why you can't believe a customer when they say the last guy only charged.....

    I had a small cleanup this fall. Told the lady $366 to do it. She countered with the guy last year did it for $150. Told her as any business speech my costs have to be covered. Enough money has to be made to buy a new truck, trailer, or what ever equipment wears out or I will be out of business. Got the job.

    And I didn't ask what happened to the last guy.
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Problem with one time mows: Generally the customer can't afford lawn care.

    Can't afford to fix or buy a new mower.

    Can't physically do the work any more due to age and with age reduced income so they can't afford lawn care.

    See lawn care as work for the brain dead, brain damaged, or brainless and it kills them to pay anything above minimum wage for it.

    What is good about one time mows

    Is that it has allowed landscapers to make extra money at double or triple rate because of the extra labor needed.

    Many LCO's have picked up good accounts.

    Nothing ventured nothing gained. Does every time a estimate call result in a new customer?


    Does every one time mow end in a bad experience?


    And if handled right it will pay well.

  10. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,728

    I do! But they get charged the crazy price if the lawn looks crazy.

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