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Old 05-11-2022, 10:07 AM   #1
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Looking at picking up few local yards around me and wondering what kinda average price to charge per acre, mowing only without too many obstacles/trees


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Old 05-11-2022, 12:05 PM   #2
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I charge 350 for up to a 2 acre lot and after that it's 100 an acre assuming that it's grass and high weeds. I mainly bush hog in the in city and suburbs so my pricing might be off versus a rural area.

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Old 05-11-2022, 12:33 PM   #3
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Dang, maybe I lowballed myself. Told lady Id do 2ac mow and edge for 150. Flat lawn with 5-6 trees.


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Old 05-11-2022, 12:36 PM   #4
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I have 1 acre with quite a bit of trimming (privacy fence, multiple buildings, house, etc) and I pay a lawn company $100 to cut, trim, and blow.
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:41 PM   #5
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I live out in the middle of nowhere on 10 acres and a guy stopped me and said he does it for 40 to 45 a acre
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:43 PM   #6
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for what its worth: mow a lawn in my neighborhood in north Texas, you're going to pay $120. these are 1 acre residential lots, most have pools. so prolly 1/2 acr to 3/4 acre of grass.
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:49 PM   #7
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Dang, maybe I lowballed myself. Told lady Id do 2ac mow and edge for 150. Flat lawn with 5-6 trees.


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I think your pretty fair. If they will let you keep it up so it doesnt get out of hand. If you dont do it regularly you may be getting the short end.
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Old 05-11-2022, 12:55 PM   #8
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I think your pretty fair. If they will let you keep it up so it doesnt get out of hand. If you dont do it regularly you may be getting the short end.

What he said. My dad has owned / operated his lawn & landscape company for over 20 years and one of the biggest issues with maintenance is customers who only want it cut once or twice a month during growing season. Could end up taking you twice as long once it gets overgrown so he will up-charge or just pass if they wont let me maintain as needed.


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Old 05-11-2022, 01:26 PM   #9
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I have 1 acre with quite a bit of trimming (privacy fence, multiple buildings, house, etc) and I pay a lawn company $100 to cut, trim, and blow.
That's about the going rate around here, although I found a guy for less, most charge $100-120
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Old 05-11-2022, 01:28 PM   #10
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What he said. My dad has owned / operated his lawn & landscape company for over 20 years and one of the biggest issues with maintenance is customers who only want it cut once or twice a month during growing season. Could end up taking you twice as long once it gets overgrown so he will up-charge or just pass if they wont let me maintain as needed.


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This

This is why I only run weekly services on my customers
Much easier to maintain and keep up with especially if it rains on a bi weekly home then your looking at 3 weeks worth of growth causing way more time to cut and trim


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Old 05-11-2022, 02:09 PM   #11
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Dang, maybe I lowballed myself. Told lady Id do 2ac mow and edge for 150. Flat lawn with 5-6 trees.


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Sounds like you're doing landscaping then. I primarily handle overgrown lots that need cutting. Are you cutting with a zero turn or tractor and bush hog?

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Old 05-11-2022, 02:23 PM   #12
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Sounds like you're doing landscaping then. I primarily handle overgrown lots that need cutting. Are you cutting with a zero turn or tractor and bush hog?

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60 zero turn.


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Old 05-11-2022, 02:29 PM   #13
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I wouldn't do it for $150. 2 acres is a lot with a 60" cutter
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Old 05-11-2022, 02:30 PM   #14
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Mow or shred?
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Old 05-11-2022, 02:31 PM   #15
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I wouldn't do it for $150. 2 acres is a lot with a 60" cutter
Agree! No chance

My time is worth $100 an hour cash with no gas/equipment use.
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Old 05-11-2022, 02:50 PM   #16
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You dont chg per acre, you charge per minute.
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:02 PM   #17
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My buddy gets $200-250 an acre for zero turn mowing on multi acre lots around here. He got it before gas skyrocketed too. At $4 a gallon, it’s sounding like a pretty fair deal. Weed eating but no edging. My 14 year old son gets $20 dollars an hour for mowing, weedeating, edging, and picking up all broken/fallen limbs.
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:38 PM   #18
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My house is almost 2 acres and it only takes about an hour to mow with a 48in deck, I have quite a few trees, plus yard stuff/kids stuff

I think that's fair. I think location matters a lot with pricing.

(now weed whacking and edging takes a lot longer)
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:32 AM   #19
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I live on 2 acres and used to have a lady come mow it. She mowed for $50/acre and did a great job. She got pregnant and quit so I bought my own mower and do it now.
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Old 05-12-2022, 09:34 AM   #20
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I got a quote recently in Washington County to shred a 10 acre pasture. The company quoted me $500.

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Old 05-12-2022, 11:22 AM   #21
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My house is almost 2 acres and it only takes about an hour to mow with a 48in deck, I have quite a few trees, plus yard stuff/kids stuff

I think that's fair. I think location matters a lot with pricing.

(now weed whacking and edging takes a lot longer)
How much of this 2 acres is yard?

Because no chance you can mow 2 acres of grass in 1 hour
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Old 05-12-2022, 11:29 AM   #22
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$150 is about right
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Old 05-12-2022, 11:34 AM   #23
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How much of this 2 acres is yard?

Because no chance you can mow 2 acres of grass in 1 hour
I bet this is right. My yard itself is a little over an acre and I mow it with my 48 spartan in 30-35 minutes. Thats mowing around trees, the ditch, and picking up kids stuff here and there.
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Old 05-12-2022, 11:52 AM   #24
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I base mowing with 60 zero turn and weedeating both at $80/hour.


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