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pricing per acre

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttingedgelawncare, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    hey guy here is a formula that i just cant figure out if anyone can break it down better, i would appreciate a reply.

    44,000 sqf = 1 acre

    multiply the number of sqf by (i.e. 3.50/m sf)

    what is that (m sf)
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    An acre is 43560 square feet, a lot just round it to 44,000 to make figuring easier.
    (3.50/m sf) It is 3.50 per 1000 square feet
    3.50x 44,000 sf
  3. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Thank you so much.......I love this site!!!!!!!

    just found it last week and have learned so much.
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Another example of how areas differ:

    If I cut at a rate of $3.50/1000 sf, I would cut my average lawns at $7/cut, taking about a half hour to do them!

    $14/hour won't buy my shoes. ;)
  5. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    Thomas, you're not saying that your average lawn is 2000 sq. ft. are you? That's only 100 x 20, or 50 x 40. Didn't you mean 20,000 sq. ft. or approximately 1/2 acre. That figures out at $70 instead of $7..............hmmmm Lynn
  6. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    No, I mean my average lawn is around 2000 square feet. In this area, you'd be hard pressed to find anything over 4000 square feet, residential, and much of what I do is under 1000.

    Like I say, things are just different out here. :)
  7. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    u r so right tgcummings, thats why i have a 20$ minimum, right now i just eyeball them in the 20 to 45 range.......i will have to say using that formula makes it around 150$ an acre which is too high for my area i can get prob no more than 75 right now
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    You can get rid of you "$3.50 per m" theory, because it applies to absolutely NOTHING in particular. I only wish it were that simple. Your last post is a bit closer to the right track. Different places are going to pay different rates for acerage. This aplies to most every operation. A postage stamp size lawn, unfortunately for them, is going to pay aLOT more per sq. ft. than someone with a 3.5 acre spread. It doesn't seem fair, but that's just the way it works. Anyway, what I really wanted to tell you, was to keep in mind all the side work that goes with this. There are contributing factors to consider, such as the amount of trimming, (i.e.fenceline, etc.) the degree of difficulty of mowing, such as hills, tight ares where grass can't be blown, ditches, and so so on. You get the picture. So, keep these in mind as well, when you're "eyeing out" (as you put it) these places. Good luck with it!

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