I am starting a new lawn care business this spring and I have a question in regards to estimating jobs. What is the most common method for estimating a lawn care job? For example, my turf area at my home is 9000 sq.ft. Over the past few years I have paid anywhere from $29-$35 per visit on a weekly schedule. I realize many factors go into estimating but I am trying to figure a starting point to work from. Last year the average time it took to finish this yard was a 1/2 hour. What is the best way to scale this up in terms of turf area? Should I assume that an 18000 sq.ft. yard would be $58-$70 per visit or as the turf area doubles the price doesn't? Our service will be mow, trim, and blow the first year. I have purchased a 48" Gravely ZTR and an Exmark 30" push mower. From the research I did about 75% of the fences had 52" gates. The others either had no fences or had 36" gates. So it looks like 75% of my production will be with the 48" ZTR which I'm hoping will increase my productivity.

I hope my question make sense. I just want to figure out as the turf size increases does the price increase equally with it.

Thanks for the help,

Brad

I hope my question make sense. I just want to figure out as the turf size increases does the price increase equally with it.

Thanks for the help,

Brad

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