Varying pricing by yard size

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by locke_thekey, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. metalsmythe

    metalsmythe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Dang, only $75 for 2 acres? I could maybe see that if it is a rural area wide open with hardly any trimming or blowing, but I do a residential on 1.6 acres in the heart of Memphis, in addition to the house it has 2 apartments in the back, fully fenced and a lot of stuff to trim around and get $150. Just hard for me to believe anyone would do the same type job for half.
  2. petscanning

    petscanning LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    1 acre i charge 75-80 I think thats cheap for the amount of time it takes
  3. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    I can get $85 an acre for field mowing.

    I'd really have to like the guy to go less than that for two acres of turf.
  4. KYMan

    KYMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    On this one 2 acre apartment complex, it went for $35. there are 4 buildings and all the a/c units to trim around etc. $35 measly bucks. Only a fool would do it for that. I guess they're out there.
  5. Tunica

    Tunica LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    and when the 35 dollar guys blow week after week grass into the condenser coil on the A/c units the maintance man for that apartment complex will have something to say..and when a couple of those units burnup THEN that complex will be looking for someone else to cut.
  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    The truth comes out.

    You are your wife's employee.
  7. BTLawncare

    BTLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Well so far it's looking like it depends where you live. Also your equipment size as stated earlier. I tried getting a 2 acre place around here and offered to do it for $85. I guess that was too much. I didn't get it. There wasn't much trimming or blowing.

    As for your partner being your wife I think that's cool. My help is my wife as well. All the money then comes into the same household. We have been together for about twenty three years now so getting along with each other is hit and miss. I'll tell you what though, it's hard watching her walk with a 21inch while I'm sitting and mowing. That's why I stay in the back behind the houses. I can't see her from there. LOL!!!
  8. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    I don't mean to brag but I landed a 4 plex that sits on just under a 9000 sq ft lot, at least half of that is building, sidewalks, garage and garage pad.

    I get $40 per cut/week. I do keep the rock and sidewalk crack weeds killed and will trim a couple of low hanging branches at no extra cost. Neither of those two items are significant cost.

    The 4 plex owners pay it gladly............ because my company is dependable.
  9. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    EXACTLY! That's why it's best not to worry about the low ballers. Don't be stressed when you lose work to a lower bid. It's only going to take a client one time of getting screwed over by some weekend warrior to realize that a lawn service provider is NOT right thing to pinch pennies on. It's easy to spot a lawn that is poorly provided for. That's where us as business men/women swoop in to explain to client how we can do better, and why it's worth paying the extra money.

    :nono:NEVER drop YOUR prices because a competitor is dropping theirs! The customers who want to harass you on the price are not the customers you truly want anyways.
  10. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    :cool2::cool2:yeah it works everytime watchin my wife doing lawn work. :drinkup::drinkup:

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