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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
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Hello was wondering how to properlly quote a price on lawn mowing. Dont know if im doing it right. As of now i do lawns for a minimum of 30 per cut. Thats as low as i go.And thats for regular size lots which takes me about 45min to an hour thats mowing edging weedeating..Am I pricing these correctly or not?? Oh by the way I cut with a 21inch push mower.
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This questions gets asked alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lllllll the time. This forum has some awesome info and advice. Just dig up some old threads and you'll find everything your looking for.

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Atleast you have a minimum. Thats one hell of a start. Most people dont have that. And if regular lots are taking you that long, you might want to invest in a bigger mower, the toro.... its a 30 something inch for $800. Or a walk behind for a few hundred used on Craigslist or a few thousand new.
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Can I vent here for a second?

I HATE THE TERM WEEDEATING! I prefer to use trimming.

Whats everyone else call it?
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Thanks alot u guys thats some good insight..
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Lawn boy its alright.I use weedeating cause ive used trimming in my flyers and costumers really thought i was doing tree trimming not shrubs and ornamental trees i mean big oak and pine needle trees. So thats why i use weedeater,since then never had a problem with the word since.
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Lawn boy its alright.I use weedeating cause ive used trimming in my flyers and costumers really thought i was doing tree trimming not shrubs and ornamental trees i mean big oak and pine needle trees. So thats why i use weedeater,since then never had a problem with the word since.
My helper uses the same term. He takes it a step further and calls it a weedeater.

Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Lawn boy its alright.I use weedeating cause ive used trimming in my flyers and costumers really thought i was doing tree trimming not shrubs and ornamental trees i mean big oak and pine needle trees. So thats why i use weedeater,since then never had a problem with the word since.
I've never had that problem, but I could understand how that could happen.
Weed-Eater was a brand of trimmers and lawn equipment years ago. They made really good stuff (I still have my dad's Weed-Eater hedge trimmer that's 20 years old! and works), but they died out. I think MTD or someone bought them.

Ever since then, people just call a trimmer a "weedeater". I also don't like the term.
Doesn't really make sense, I never really trim weeds, I only trim grass along edges and walls.


I think $30 is a fair price for a regular sized lawn. Maybe you could get $35 for the lawn when you get better at doing them. This is exactly how I started. You said it takes you 45mins-1hour to do the yard, you're still making good money, but it should be better. Instead of charging more, you should get faster at doing your work. There are some threads on here about the order in which to do things. Like should you mow or trim first?
I would stick with the 21" mower to be honest. Maybe upgrade to a Toro or Honda brand if you don't already have one of those. People respect a Toro or Honda mower (Even if it's a push mower) much more than MTD or those flimsy mowers. I know I do. You can get a brand new Toro 21" for $150 on Craigslist. Self-propelled and all that.
I would suggest getting more quality trimmers and blowers before upgrading to a larger mower. Quality over quantity
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Growing up, my dad had a craftsman. He always called it a weed whacker, but living near Boston, it was pronounced "weed whackah".

I went back to MA about 2 weeks ago, he still has that same damn trimmer. It's got to be over 20 years old by now!
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Hello was wondering how to properlly quote a price on lawn mowing. Dont know if im doing it right. As of now i do lawns for a minimum of 30 per cut. Thats as low as i go.And thats for regular size lots which takes me about 45min to an hour thats mowing edging weedeating.
Do you measure the size of the property to get an idea how long the job will take you before you bid?
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