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i had 3 people come up to me while mowing earlier this week and ask me what i would charge to roll their lawn. anyone have any ideas on how to charge for this. all the lawns are .33 acre.
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Are you doing it by hand or behind a tractor/machine? I work it out so that we are charging $65.00 an hour, in this case I would charge around $50.00 for .33 of an acre, we have various size rollers however we pull them behind a garden tractor.
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yes i will be towing behind a tractor i have three rollers a 24" a 36is and a 48
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When they come up to you asking for such a service, do you find you can get an opening and upsell them on lawn service as well as other services?
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Yea 2 of the rolling customers mentioned having me mow and fertilize after rolling and i talked with the other one after giving the quote and got him for mowing as well!!!
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Are you promoting lawn rolling in your area? If a few customers are actively coming to you to get this service, there may be many others looking for it, just not knowing where to get it from.
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No I wasnt initally promoting lawn rolling as one of my service but i have now added it as I have 5 more people want it as well as a couple other things that I didnt intend on having as part of my business but since there has been so many requests and the money is good i will be adding them now. have to buy some additional equipment but the income from these jobs has more than offset the cost of the equipment.
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i bought an core aerator and a dethatcher i also rented a sod cutter to re-sod a front yard.
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I know a lot of forum members consider this but when do you feel it is worthwhile purchasing such equipment versus renting it?
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