What do commercial mowing services cost? What tasks do they perform? How can you be sure you are hiring a qualified one?
We answer those questions in this article. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, providing quality and experienced acreage mowing in the Fort Worth area. Call us for a job quote and we can provide answers to any questions you might have about commercial lawn mowing services.
What do commercial mowing services cost?
The first thing you need to realize is that there is no standard fee structure with field mowing services. The costs can differ from city to city, county to county, and state to state. The costs are basically determined by the region’s competition, the “going rate” being the rate most mowing companies charge on average.
The best we can do, in this article, is to give you national averages, and those are as follows:
- Cost per square foot of lawn . . . $.01 to $.05 per square foot
- Cost per acre . . . $50-$100 per acre
- Cost per hour . . . $25-$80 per hour
- Cost per week . . . $30-$80 per week
What tasks are included in that cost?
Again, there is wide variation in the tasks included in commercial mowing services. Usually, the standard mowing visit will include mowing, edging, and clean-up. Additional services such as small landscaping chores, or brush hogging services, will cost extra.
Again, prices are determined by the competitive market. You can most likely find very low prices from start-up companies trying to establish themselves, but we caution you that start-up companies generally mean inexperience. In other words, you usually get what you pay for in this industry.
How do you find a qualified lawn mowing service?
You have two options when looking for a qualified lawn mowing service: ask for references and follow-up checking those references, or ask for recommendations from friends and associates. Forget about internet website claims or billboard advertising. Promises are easy to make. Advertisements will make wild claims. The only true indicator of a qualified lawn service is the quality of their work on previous jobs, so check those references. Yes, it will take you a few hours, but it will also net you a qualified, professional service.
What else to look for?
In three words, general liability insurance! You want to be protected against accidents which inevitably occur when lawn maintenance is being done. Ask about liability insurance; if the company does not carry it, move on to the next name on your list.
You should also ask for all-inclusive pricing. This means that the contract price you agree to is the final amount you will pay. There are no hidden fees or last-minute charges.
And, finally, does the company have the proper equipment to do the job properly. You are well within your rights to ask them what equipment they will be using on your job. Mowers with too little power will give an uneven, sloppy cut, and you are not paying for sloppy and uneven.
Yes, our suggestions will take you a bit of extra time, but finding the right company means your property will look its best week after week after week, and that means many days of pleasure for you, the property owner. That’s worth a little extra time before you hire.
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
If you are in the Fort Worth area, and you are looking for professional acreage mowing, lot mowing, field mowing services, church mowing, or any other large mowing done right, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember. Call us and we will do the job right each and every time.