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test cut and pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by sergsaa, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. sergsaa

    sergsaa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    well i'd mow my friend's lawn in an attempt to polish out my pricing skills, his yard is about 1 acre with five trees flower beds drive way and walk way,
    we (2 men crew) finish it all in about one hour using a 60" zt, edger, weed-eater power blow and few hand tools. the number that i came up with was $91.5 i'm thinking on round it up to $95.even.... hopefully.

    well now i'll be more than glad to know what you guys think about it, constructive criticism will be very welcome.
     
  2. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Seems high to me. For an acre with a zt you should be done in 40 mins with a 2 man crew. I would go around 60 to 70 but that's in north carolina.
     
  3. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    1 acre 95$ i highly doubt it,then again i dont know the pricing in your area but around here that would be more like 60-70 tops.
     
  4. LandscapeSavannah

    LandscapeSavannah LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 112

    There are so many different variables. You cannot even begin to ask if that sounds right.
     
  5. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 780

    When people say 1 acre, I never know if they are talking about the lot size or the lawn size, because there is a big diffence. People have said they find me priced high, but my 1 acre lawn size properties get billed $124.99 per visit
     
  6. DKJLawnCare

    DKJLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    $65 is about what I charge on average for an acre. I think you maybe too high too. It shouldn't take that long either. I have a 48" and a 36" and I can pull an acre in no more than an hour by myself.
     
  7. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 780

    acre = lawn size? 43,560 sq ft. of lawn? when you guys use 'acre'?
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    it is high for 1 acre of lawn, i average about $65 per acre as well here, depending on difficulty
     
  9. sergsaa

    sergsaa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    thank you all for the valuable advise!! so now seems like i'll have to learn how speed thing up.
    once again thank you all.
     
  10. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    65 an acre is the price for me, but around here the parks that are subbed out, are major lowballed to 25 an acre if you lucky!
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