Residential lot bids

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by forgop, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Just curious what the going rate is for a 1/2 acre in your area. All the trimming can be done in about 5 minutes.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Depends. Hills? Trees? Uneven ground? Catch, mulch, or let if fly? etc

    If I make around $60 an hour, I'm reasonably happy
     
  3. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    No hills, about a dozen trees, mulch. I was thinking $30/cut.
     
  4. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    I would say a bit more than the $30. Something closer to $35-40 per cut including trimming.
     
  5. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I guess I was factoring that the house is literally 100 yards or so from mine and wouldn't even require me to drive any distance. The owners have moved and are trying to get their house sold, so I thought I'd go ahead and do it for them.
     
  6. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    With being that close, no need to load up a trailer or truck to haul the equipment. You should make a nice profit at that rate.
     

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