$ per man, per hour

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by troblandscape, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    What are you charging per man, per hour?
  2. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
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    man are you about to open pandora's box.Depends on work performed for me.
  3. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    Lawncare we charge customer aproximate $35 an hour.
  4. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    Thartz, For example, weeding. when you don't know how long it will take you? Or am I the only one who will sometimes tells a customer a rate per hour.
  5. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    min. of 35 per hr.If your paying travel time and all other expenses you can't go too much lower or you'll waste your profit margin.If it is more technical or knowledge oriented the price goes up.I know that sounds vague and I apologize but there are so many different tasks in this business so you have to reward yourself more for your experiences and knowledge but you also have to stay within the pricing in your area .There are a ton of threads about this.Happy hunting!
  6. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    Thartz, my rate starts when I load up the truck, 35 per hour thanks for the reply...
  7. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    shoot me an e-mail if I can help you out.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Lawncare and landscaping work runs a minimum of $45 per hour up to $95per hour. A lot depends on what equipment is being used too.
  9. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Depends on the service being performed.

    Mowing--$50 - $75 per hour
    Pruning--$75 per hour
    Mulching--$60 per yard installed
    Edging, weeding, minor maintenance- $35 per hour
    Fall cleanup- $100 per hour

    Anything that involves equipment is going to be more expensive. You have to take your investments into consideration when pricing out a job.
  10. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    What type of equipment do you use Boycea? Ive been considering one of those vacuum units that will hang on the tailgate of my dump truck, but only about 1/4 of my customers have many trees.

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