Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

How to price this?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:28 PM
EgLawns EgLawns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virgina
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
EgLawns is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb How to price this?

Pretty new at cutting grass. Got REALLY lucky, a neighbor of mine has a friend who would like me to cut 10 acre's using their zero turn mower. I would be providing the gas, and the property is only 20 minutes away from my house. What is was wondering how much I should charge to cut 10 acre's. I would only be doing basic services like mowing and trimming.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:29 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Go to the calculators tab and make sure to take all the measurements you need and look out for obsticles and add extra minutes..
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:31 PM
EgLawns EgLawns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virgina
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
EgLawns is on a distinguished road
Default

I am only 15, so all I really pay for is the gas. My parents provide everything else. I was wondering if any more experienced member has done a job like this, and what they charged.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:38 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

first
is it a 10 acre lot or is there a house in the middle?
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:41 PM
EgLawns EgLawns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virgina
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
EgLawns is on a distinguished road
Default

It is a 364 acre lot, but the owner wants me to do certain parts, and says it is roughly around 10 acre's combined. The parts of grass would be separated, so i would have to travel like 5 minutes between parts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:45 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

do you know how many parts there are? any extra info you can providE?
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:48 PM
EgLawns EgLawns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virgina
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
EgLawns is on a distinguished road
Default

There are 6 parts none have trees on them, they are all FLAT, and in great shape. The grass as of right now is about 5 inches tall in all the areas. There would not be that much weed whacking, because only 3 parts have any buildings on them. Is that enough info?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-01-2010, 11:04 PM
JP Landscaping JP Landscaping is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 213
Rep Power: 7
JP Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

This is a simple one. since all you are providing for is your gas and a vehicle to get there, then how much do you want to make per hour?

Tell him your hourly wage and add the amount of gas you spend.

For example say: I will mow it for $15 an hour and charge the gas spent. Tell him to try it once. if he thinks it's too high then you guys can work out another price. But I don't believe any other Lawn company will charge him that low so I think you would get the job.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-01-2010, 11:06 PM
EgLawns EgLawns is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virgina
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
EgLawns is on a distinguished road
Default

I was thinking of charging him anywhere between $25 to $40 dollars, this person is very wealthy so I don't think it would be a problem for him.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-02-2010, 12:22 AM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

that is WAY too low..theres alot of expierienced lawn care owners on here that would be glad to help out..they can explain better than i can..
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Price of gas. StartALawnCareBusiness General Talk 8 12-09-2008 07:43 PM
help me price marcus Starting a lawn care business. 0 10-24-2008 07:48 PM
how to price marcus Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 1 10-23-2008 10:08 AM
Price per sq ft? Pflat1 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 13 04-13-2008 05:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
Yesterday 01:02 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
3 63
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 51
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-02-2016 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,221
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 125
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 155
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 141
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 129
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 331
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,778
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 315
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 273
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,482
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 358
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 301
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 253
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 326
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 233
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,360
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,096
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 425
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy