Price Charts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by popacop, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. popacop

    popacop Banned
    from NY
    Messages: 5

    I was wondering what a fair price is for about 10,000 feet squared. Does anyone have a price chart they could share with me.

    Thanks, Mark
  2. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412


    i was able to base my pricing sheets according to topsite's (topsites the awesome numbers member on lawnsite, among others) easy-to-follow methods....for example:

    in your case, 10K sq ft= aprx. 1/4 of an acre (10k of 40k)...according to most pro lcos, 1/4 acre in general could run you $35...NOW, starting at 1/4 of an acre (again, most Lcos' opinions of the smallest common property) and up, about maybe $5 more for every 1/8 acre after that, and an acre runs for about $55-$60. If a given property is estimated at more than an acre, the usual price (again, lco opinion) is $40 for every acre after $100 for 2 acres ($60 for the first acre and $40 after that)....

    hopefully you can understand the general pricing method that I explained...the prices given for any amount of land are just numbers...after all, you and the population/income of your area are the prime factors of determining a price for a 10,000 sqft yard.

    Other major factors include the time/gas it takes to get to that yard,

    the number of obstacles in the yard

    The time you will take to complete the yard (which includes mowing, trimming, and blowing debris as a minimal service)

    Your preferred rate per man hour


    etc etc etc....

    You MUST factor in all of these things into your price, and then you can determine a price.

    But plain, pure, and somewhat simple, $35 is a guideline price to follow for a 10,000 square foot yard to mow.

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Just curious if you are talking about $35 for a simple mow/blow and go type service. I honestly don't see the market bearing that in my area. My min. is $27 per cut for anything up to 10,000 sq ft, and then I go up from there. This is just basic service though.

    I can average $1/min of mow time at that rate.

    Just curious as to what that $35 includes.
  4. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    well, i prolly beat around the bush, but i meant most lcos have a rule of thumb for $35 being their usual minimum, usually for a 1/4 acre.
    10,000 sqft=1/4 acre=$35 minimum, and i could have sworn i said prices vary in different areas:

  5. popacop

    popacop Banned
    from NY
    Messages: 5

    thanks that helps a lot.

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