When you are first starting your yard works lawn mowing service care business, how do you find how much you should charge to mow a lawn? This is an issue that was recently inspired to us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Place. Here are a few ideas.
First off, if you haven’t done so, log on top of the lawn care business forum and post your question along with your community. There is a good chance another lawn care business owner in your community can give you the going rate. You additionally want to ask yourself, do you have any friends in the service? If so, ask them what they charge per lawn.
Another response that was posted was to talk to a few local lawn care businesses in your area and get an estimate from them to service your lawn. If there isn’t a lawn then ask a friend to get a few estimates to service their lawn. When own three estimates, you will have a good idea just how much to charge. You will know the price, plus you can find the square footage size of your lawn and can certainly divide that out to find how much to charge per square ft. This should give you a ballpark idea. Keep in mind, the expenses you ought to run your lawn care business can drastically differ from another lawn care business owner’s expenses, so know your expenses.
The next question you could be wondering is should you charge by the sq . ft . or man hour?
Kurt Chance said “The first thing you always want to do, when giving an estimate, is actually walk the property along with be in a rush to get in and out. I did this once and when Received there I was looking for a surprise. I couldn’t know there were four ditches in the front lot that would need for you to become manually trimmed and gone around while mowing. Luckily for me it still took the estimated time that I figured and my price still puzzled out to what I was looking for.”
If you are a brand-new lawn care business owner, you may want to charge based on man hour. Author Joel LaRusic of mowboy.com suggests “you want to quote quality, not time. In plain english it’s better to say “I’ll perform these group of services, to your satisfaction, for $50” than to say “I’ll spend an hour at your house for $50.” Of course, you should use your hourly rate to base your price on but you don’t must have to pass those pricing exactly to the customer. Discontent and the customer watching contributions and as you get better at your job and shave a few minutes off of it, that should be to your advantage.”
Kurt explained further “What I do when estimating large properties is I figure out how long it’s going to take me. Break it on to smaller sections if I want to. Then I figure my hourly rate or what I must make from the property and put a price together from that. Sometimes commercial properties are going to be broken up into a few mowing areas, I locate one easier to just figure out the time it needs for each and then figure out the total time plus drive season.”
Another more advanced technique to charge per square foot based on formulas. Using formulas requires a much more experience, because it is important your formulas are accurate.