Determining The Total Cost Of A Cemetery Mowing Contract

how to determine total cost of a cemetery mowing contract

Before you sign a cemetery mowing contract, there is some information you need to know, and we will share that information with you in this article by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth Metro area with outstanding acreage mowing, ranch mowing, pipeline mowing, and all other mowing jobs over one-acre in size. Call us when only the best will do.

The nature of a cemetery mowing contract.

A definition of a cemetery mowing contract is fairly straightforward: it is a contract covering the particulars of a mowing service providing its service at your cemetery.  The confusion arises when we begin to look at what that means?  Is it a straight mowing contract or is it a lawn care contract. What activities will be included in that maintenance? How many employees will be used? What types of machinery will be used? Is there a surcharge for the distance covered to arrive at your cemetery?  And what about insurance? What kind of liability coverage will protect you, your outbuildings, and other fixtures at your cemetery?

These are considerations which must be spelled out and understood by both parties before a contract is signed.

The pricing of a cemetery mowing contract.

Cemetery mowing contract quotes will either be by the hour or by the job?  There is no way, in an article like this one, to accurately predict what the hourly rate is for a particular area.  Each area in the country differs slightly. We can tell you that the national average for tractor mowing is $75 per hour, but that does you very little good for your specific area.  We can give you a national average for job quotes based upon one acre, or one acre of mowing plus landscaping but, again, it will not be specific to your particular job.

Generally speaking, any job quote will include the cost of operating machinery, the cost of transporting the machinery, like a tractor mower, and labor costs, the insurance costs, and any other incidental costs the commercial mower feels they must include.  Your job, as the customer, is to make sure you understand exactly what it is you are paying for, and does it match our needs.

Who to hire?

As if that wasn’t confusing enough, you then need to make a decision on who to hire for your mowing job, which means choosing from among multiple commercial mowing services, none of whom you know anything about.  Your best approach to this dilemma is to go talk to other cemetery owners/management in your area, and obtain recommendations from them.  It won’t take you long, perhaps one afternoon, to obtain the names of some reputable mowing companies which will do the job right at a fair price.  Just make sure that whoever you hire has enough liability insurance to protect you, because where there is large machinery, like a tractor mower, there is a definite possibility of damage or injury.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth Metro area, and that kind of trust, in a city the size of Fort Worth, can only be attained by offering outstanding customer service. Call us today about our commercial mowing services and ask us about the $1,000,000 general liability insurance we bring to each one of our mowing jobs.