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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by texas, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    heres the deal. a 10000 sq. ft. lawn. flat, no obstacles.
    how much would you charge for 32 mows, 1 aeration, 1 seeding, 4 fertilizer applications, 3 yards of mulching, and christmas light hanging in one year?


    ps hes a meterologist $70k a year. lives in a NICE neighborhood.:confused:
  2. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    Ps. It Doesnt Matter What He Does,or How Much He Makes, Just Charge Him What You Need To Get For The Job.....
  3. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    just to say though
  4. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    i get your point though.:rolleyes:
  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Same amount I would charge for the same job for someone making 30k living in an average neighborhood.:) I would just figure out what your rates need to be and charge him accordingly.
  6. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 159

    No one here can tell you what your rates should be. We can tell what our rates would be, but that wouldnt really help you. Everyone has diff overheads to pay for and thats what pretty much determines how much you have to charge. I know this isnt what you are looking for, but for someone to just tell you to charge $30 per cut would just be misleading. Figure out what YOU need to charge per cut to make a profit, multiply that by 32 mows. Figure out what the going rate is in your area for each of the items that you need to price. In the beginning its going to be tough, but as you get the hang of it, its still tough but it gets a little easier. I probably wasnt much help, but thats just my .02

  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I would be in the $2500 range but I hate putting up christmas lights!

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I was thinking the same $2500 might be more or less sight unseen.
  9. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    2500 is exactly what i was thinking.:) :)
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    palawnman,clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping Texas, this is the best and most honest answer you will hear. Great advice!

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