I see where you guys are coming from. I am just thinking that because I live in the country, everything is a bit cheaper here as opposed to city regions. I feel like I dont want to knock back any jobs which I know is not the right way to go about business, but when just starting out in the game I am thinking along the lines as a lot of people i suppose in that any business I get is a foot in the door. Gee this pricing thing is so hard! I hope I get a handle on it soon. I appreciate your input guys, especially that i have jumped into this and i dont know anyone in the area or other lawn care blokes around.
This place is priceless being able to seek advice on. What did the poor buggers do pre internet, probably talked verbally i suppose.
But thanks again. Time is key to get a handle on the prices i suppose.
I live in a small town..try for at least $1 a minute working on a walk behind mower. If a ride on saves you time thats fantastic but your now using something that costs more to run. So ALWAYS work on a walk behinds price.
3/4 acre flat block with a SP mower should take you about an hr. I have a few and charge $70.
I have a couple of large corner blocks that take me round 45 min and charge $50.
Tip: time every job you do, Its really interesting and an eye opener.
Easy way to get your time on job down? Did they ask you to catch? No? Then mulch. Never offer to catch- ever. I can go all month without catching a lawn.
Dd they ask you to weedspray? no? Then why are you doing it for free? Its all time and a waste of a $10 upsell.