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Help! How Much to Charge, First Job


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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Hi. Well, darn! Ad in a classified got me a chance to quote on a biweekly job, 1 1/2 acres. He says he has more work besides that perhaps. He says some flower gardens will be involved also.

My ad said "lawn mowed, edged and flower beds trimmed, $25 up, depending on lot size."

I didn't expect a job this big this quick. I'll be using a typical push lawn mower, gas weed eater, and will have to quickly purchase a gas edger as mine is electric.

How much should I charge for 1 1/2 acres? Do I need to include weeding these gardens or stick w/trimming the edges of gardens only?

I need an answer in a hurry. I go Monday to bid the job.

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What size mower do you have and how long do you think it will take you to service that property?

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I have no idea how long it will take. I mow pretty fast. Our yard, between 1/2 to 3/4 acres, it takes me one hour. That's the mowing only,not trimming, edging, etc.
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...using your calculator...(thanks)...it looks like it will take around 207 minutes or 3 3/4 hours.

How much should I charge?
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Well, can you take what you charge now for your other lawns and use that in this situation?

How much would you charge if you had to mow a lawn that took a half hour? Then could you use that and multiply it by the amount of time needed for this specific job?
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