Some Pricing Help?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by creativedezign, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. creativedezign

    creativedezign LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I'm just starting to get a chart made up for some general prices.... i could use some opinions, what do you charge?
    -spring cleanup, bed edging and 1 yard of mulch

    -spring cleanup, bed edging and 2 yards of mulch

    -spring cleanup, bed edging and 5 yards of mulch

    also i would be happy to get any replies about the pricing of any other common jobs....
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    There are alot of variables that come into effect when pricing any job. Some include, amount of edging, amount of clean-up required, location, tool/equipment used, ect. And prices vary so much from place to place, that what I might be able to charge, would be 10% less than you could charge. You really need to know your expenses and what you want to take in per hour.
  3. Columbia Care

    Columbia Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I start with a base hourly labor rate. I have a Residential and a Commercial rate. I review the job, estimate the amount of material and time required to perform the work, then add my Over Head. Keep in mind that when you do a job, you might want to put money back to cover future repairs which will occur.

    Good Luck!
  4. ambersLawnmowing

    ambersLawnmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Spring clean ups =$ hourly
    Bed edging = $ Free with year contract or if sold alone it is $2.50 a foot with 50ft. min.
    Mulch is never the same. if i have to truck mulch around the county to the job site some are paying more then others
  5. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    Like everyone is saying charge by the hour include time to pick up mulch and a dump fee and time if needed.

    RODNEYREECE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Make sure you include time to pickup and delivery materials/haul off any dedbris and cleanup
  7. LKNBigFish

    LKNBigFish LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 222


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