What can you get for $70 a month?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Today while at my child's pediatrician (who I am friends with) we spoke about lawn services. He asked me what would I charge for the following:

    * Weekly mowing (app.. 34 a year on a lawn on a steep hill)
    * Weekly trimming edging, and blowing (a lot of edging)
    * 5 step fertilizing program
    * Aeration, seeding, and fertilizing in the fall and spring.....humm......
    * Leaf pick-up and removal
    * Pre-emergent control
    * Shrub trimming

    He is currnetly paying $70 a month for all of the above, boy, what a deal!! He said the guy already aerated and seeded the lawn but did not apply starter fertilizer, he questioned and the guy said he didn't want to "overload" the saw with stuff. :confused: After 2 weeks the seeds were not germinating or growing at all and the guy finally fertilized the lawn.

    Obviously I warned him that this guy has the potential to kill his lawn, anyone that applies pre-m then seeds has no clue as to what he is doing. Just found this funny and shows what some of us compete with.:angry:
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    What a deal. You could lowball him and get tons of work for a whopping price of $65 monthly. Let me know if you don't want it, maybe I can drive from Memphis to cut it once a week.

    I think you should go measure everything off and come up with a good price. Sounds like he's not happy with the $70 job. Sell from a quality and knowledge standpoint.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    That sounds like a heck of a deal...

    Are you saying he recently put down pre-m and just seeded? Do you usually put down pre-m at this time of the year in your neck of the woods?

    What do you mean overload the saw?
  4. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    dang My cheapest accounts(1/4 acre) are $85 a month..Thats just the basic mowing with trimming a few hedges included..
  5. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    His present "man with mower" is like a duck out of water once the the grass has been cut.
    Fertilizer would have nothing to do with whether the seed germinated or not, by the way.
  6. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I have one account that is $80 a month...it's just mowing, edging and all that good stuff...All others are at least $100 a month.
  7. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    Unless this guy put down some tupersan that is the problem right there.
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    What!?!?! I have little tiny trailer park lawns that I get $80 per month for just mowing/trimming/blowing at $20 each week, 4x's a month.

    Any chance the doctor is yanking ya? But you did say he was a friend, so I would think that's not likely.

    Sounds impossible.
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Who,s telling the truth. HEY tell 'DOC' to show some paper work.Man that,s a good deal.
  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    This is a little of topic...... Tuperson seems to work as good as no pre- emergent at all. I have used it on new lawns and have seen it used. crabbgrass always invades the area any way. Its qquite expensive to be quite so ineffective.

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