How to Price Mowing Jobs
One of the main questions landscaping business owners face is how to price mowing jobs. Pricing for mowing can vary based on a few different factors including the size of the yard, the terrain, the frequency of the mow, as well as additional services you offer.
Consider How Long it Will Take
Before setting price, consider how long it will take to complete the job. Most mowing prices are based on the amount of time it takes to cut the lawn. Therefore, if you have a large property it will take you more time to complete the job and require more resources.
Consider the Lawn’s Terrain
If the lawn’s terrain is an issue, this can also affect the time it will take. A hilly yard will take longer to mow and require more resources, so you may need to adjust the price accordingly.
Frequency of Mowing
Another factor you may want to consider when pricing a mowing job is the frequency. As you establish a relationship with the customer, you may be able to offer discounts for recurring mowing jobs.
You may also want to consider charging extra for services like trimming, edging, and blowing. Many businesses charge a base fee for mowing and additional fees for services like weed control, pruning, and mulching.
Finally, it’s important to be competitive with other businesses in your local area. Research the competition’s prices and find a balance between what they charge and what you need to make a profit.
Pricing mowing jobs can be a challenge but by considering factors like the size of the lawn, the terrain, the frequency of mowing, as well as additional services, you can come up with a competitive price that will make a profit for your business.