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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:38 PM
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Need some advice on estimating on how much to charge for mowing.
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On average I charge $1.00 per min. $60.00 per hr.
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$1 per minute here too. Seems to be about average I think.
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Hi Galaxy,

Welcome to our forum! What got you started in the lawn care business?

Also there are some good pricing ideas in the Be a Lawn Care Business Rebel book. It's a free download. Click on the link on the left side of this screen.
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Hi Galaxy,

What got you started in the lawn care business? What do you think of it so far?
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Galaxy something you can try that I noticed lots of newcomers doing is call several lawn service companies and have them come out and give you a free estimate on your lawn. You can use these prices as a base cost for the size of your property.
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You first really need to know your costs of doing business first. Once you figure out your costs, you can go forward with how much to charge. Everybody is different with pricing. Don't think that just because one person is using one price structure, that it could work the same in another area. Perfect example, I have found it where lawns that I could charge $45 for, are going for $25 only 2hrs away.
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I guess because when I started, I started with equipment I had. As I have grown with some new accounts I have bought new pieces that I would never of bought for myself and continue to do so. So, I have not considered costs that way but I have figured costs in to play if I am driving 2 hours to cut someones lawn.
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