Would you mow this for $65?? (pic included)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassgirl4, May 17, 2008.

  1. grassgirl4

    grassgirl4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Would you mow this property for $65? It's 1.38 acres with a fairly steep ditch along both streets. There are about 15 pines, a play area, and about 5 other trees/beds to mow and trim around...along with the trimming around the house/drive. Also, the grass is thick and lush...and grows fast--which means no buzzing through it at max speed. Would you do it for that price?

    If not, what price would you do it for?

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  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    no, maybe double that
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    can the ditches be cut w/ the mower or do you have to trim them? how long will it take?
  4. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Kinda depends how much work you got, I guess...

    Not to scare you but you'll work for that money.
    65 is real tight and iffy so I might see if I can get 70.
    Probably right at 2 hours BUSTING tail for that 65...
    Now that ain't nothing new to me, and let me warn you there's a lot worse out there.
    So I probably would take it, especially if it's nice turf, decent folks.
    Good luck
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    $100, no less.
  7. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    We have schools that size for prices that much but they wouldn't like the 'industrial cut' quality
  8. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    thats what i was thinking, minimum of 100.00 per visit, depends on if you have to hand trim the ditches, if so, add more for your time. :dancing:
  9. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Just wondering how you are making any money working at $32.50 per hour.
  10. One_Man_Army

    One_Man_Army LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I try to make at least $50 per hour. And another thing to remember is that with gas prices going through the roof.....you will have a lot less profit margin. If your short on business, it is totally up to you....but if your not depending on it bid it so that your making a comfortable amount of money.

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