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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7863204
05/10/23 08:28 PM
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$60 a week or $90 biweekly
I'm set! Thanks for the responses.


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7863494
05/11/23 09:45 AM
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just like pet food never thought it would be such a big business when i was a kid i here some one say they like to mow i just look at them and say you have a riding mower just think how many rabbits and birds there would be if there was just push mowers

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874276
05/29/23 12:42 PM
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We still have lots of birds and rabbits. I run 2 push mowers and a walk behind sickle bar for tall grass.


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874306
05/29/23 01:16 PM
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Had a kid mowing my 3/4 acre cabin yard thatís actual yard, he was using a zero turn and done in about 1 1/2 hours, he is 16. Thought it was a nice cash deal for him, now year two he decides he wants $60 a mow and it
(This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) me off so Iím mowing it myself again


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: bass10] #7874316
05/29/23 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bass10
Had a kid mowing my 3/4 acre cabin yard that’s actual yard, he was using a zero turn and done in about 1 1/2 hours, he is 16. Thought it was a nice cash deal for him, now year two he decides he wants $60 a mow and it
(This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) me off so I’m mowing it myself again

How much WERE you paying him?


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874339
05/29/23 02:00 PM
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I just let the Horses do it. They fertilize it as well.


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874346
05/29/23 02:06 PM
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.75ac to mow, weedeat, and blow patios, porch, and driveway for $45

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: bass10] #7874347
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Originally Posted by bass10
Had a kid mowing my 3/4 acre cabin yard thatís actual yard, he was using a zero turn and done in about 1 1/2 hours, he is 16. Thought it was a nice cash deal for him, now year two he decides he wants $60 a mow and it
(This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) me off so Iím mowing it myself again

His mower and gas,,, that's cheap.
My daughter has a small 50x100 foot lot, her mower and the young guy gets $30, for about 80 minutes of work. ( he sometimes spays for weeds in that price)


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874352
05/29/23 02:14 PM
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The small house lots here I do for $40 green, nothing fancy either...I would say 20 minutes tops but I never timed it.


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874413
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I charge about a dollar a minute here, depending on the difficulty and how much I have to weedeat. For some yards it takes me an hour and I'll charge 35- 40$ others it's 60$. I just did one out in the country the other day and it took me 3 hours and I charged 125$, I also had about 30 miles round trip added to that though.

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874436
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A buck a minute is about right for residential lots here. Commercial ??

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874476
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Widow neighbor lady was getting hit $100 each time for about an acre. Told her my son would do it, including all the string trimming for $50. She was happy and so was I. Rather have him out working and learning than home thumb fiddling a phone or computer. Glad you found someone to take care of your place....

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: upstateNY] #7874554
05/29/23 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by bass10
Had a kid mowing my 3/4 acre cabin yard that’s actual yard, he was using a zero turn and done in about 1 1/2 hours, he is 16. Thought it was a nice cash deal for him, now year two he decides he wants $60 a mow and it
(This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) me off so I’m mowing it myself again

How much WERE you paying him?


Yeh left that out $50 and I thought that was very fair leaning on high?


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874586
05/29/23 08:34 PM
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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874590
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My grandson mows mine for $25. Most likely would mow for $0. Times have changed

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874633
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Around here it'll all dead by then, unless we get some rain

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7874639
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One guy mowing lawns here, charges $1 a minute.

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7875965
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I pay 300 a month for them to mow/weed whip my place. My view is I can make an entire season of mowing and more in less time than it'd take me to mow 20 times. Leaves me to do the things in life that I enjoy.


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Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7875977
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I bought a house this past year to fix up and flip, and its 25 mins from my house so i pay a guy to mow. Its exactly 1 acre and he charges me $50 each time but i do the weedeating

Re: Co$t of mowing yard? [Re: Gary Benson] #7876025
06/01/23 08:56 AM
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I mow on the side and for me its not just the "size" of the property that I take into account. These are some things I consider:

1. How far do I have to drive to the property?
2. Is the property "open" or is there landscaping, trees, shrubs, sprinklers, or other obstacles?
3. What is the ground like? Smooth, rough, hilly, flat, rolling, etc...
4. How much weed eating is involved?
5. Do they have sidewalks that require edging?
6. How large/small is the property?
7. What height do they like their lawn cut at?
8. Weekly/biweekly

Like everything else in this world the cost of operating/maintaining equipment has gone up. Commercial mowers, weedeaters, blowers, edgers, fuel, filters, oil, blades, etc.. have all increased and as such the price I quote for lawncare has gone up. Sure, a HS kid will most likely be cheaper than I will, but his overhead is probably less. And, will he/she be reliable????

You will also see that there is no "standardized" pricing, it varies quite a bit by region. For me, anything less than $1 minute gets passed up.

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