Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crab grass, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. crab grass

    crab grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    hello all. i am starting my lawn service in the orlando area, as i moved up here from Miami, fl, i am interested in doing residential accounts and would like to know what the Lawn service members in the area are charging as i dont want to go to low and do a diservice for all of us in the industry. please if you can tell me how much you charge average, time it takes to cut and the area, ex lake mary, winter park ect, ect.
  2. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    I noticed nobody will give it up!!! They'll tell ya but chances are they're all from the orlando area!!!
  3. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    The last company I worked for charged $25 per man hour, but that was for commericial and high end homes.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    you gotta be kiddin' in the hell can you make money at those rediculous low rates? :confused:
  5. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    No idea I ran the irrigation department and had different pricing. All I know is they charged for weekly service and were able to skip every other week during the winter months. I also know they would cut back on hours for the crew if they could. While the customer may be paying for 20 man hours a service they may only be giving them 15-18 hours when possible.
  6. crab grass

    crab grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    i would think that people would be more forth coming when it comes to pricing and the fair going rate in an area. it would be to everyones benefit for prices to be in the same range on the high side if anything, but definatly not to low. and that is what im trying to avoid. please all those in the orlando area if you can provide actual numbers ex. 40/per cut average yard mow, edge, line trim, blow or 50/man hr ect, ect
  7. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    $80 per month, cut, trim, blow, edge = 1/8th acre
  8. crab grass

    crab grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    80$ per month??? how many cuts per month is that? weekly/ biweeky/ every 10 days, that makes all the difference. what is the price cut. when you pull up cut the lawn and leave how much money did you just make?
  9. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I start at 120.00 mo/ 42 visits
  10. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962

    That's exactly what I charge for my basic pkg. under 1/4 acre. It goes up from there (rapidly :) )

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