Understanding Commercial Lawn Care Pricing

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We are about to delve into the complicated world of commercial lawn care pricing, so hold onto your seats and get ready for a bumpy ride.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding acreage mowing. We take on the big job, over one acre, and we’ve been doing it long enough to have gained the trust of homeowners, farmers, companies, and cities. Call us when you want the job done correctly the first time and every time.

Now, let’s cut through the confusion about commercial lawn care bids.

How commercial lawn care pricing is determined.

The first problem with this topic is the fact that there are various ways to bid on a lawn care job.

The first way is by the hour. This will generally be done on smaller jobs, as in a small residential home, or a small business with a relatively small lawn.  If the company representative has considerable experience, it is fairly easy for them to estimate how long a mowing job will take, and they can then multiply by their standard hourly rate for the bid.  And what is that hourly rate?  It varies, but a safe estimate will be in the $30-$50 per hour range.

The other accepted way of estimating/bidding on a lawn care job is by the size, usually determined by a $ per square foot, or $ per cubic foot. This is the accepted way to bid on larger jobs like a commercial farm, commercial ranch, an airport, shopping mall, those sorts of properties.

Alert: commercial lawn care pricing varies from city to city.

There is simply no way to give you an estimate for the city you live in.  Some markets, like Los Angeles, are extremely high. Some, like Port Angeles, Washington, are considerably less.

The other factor to consider is determining exactly what commercial lawn care entails.  Are we simply talking about mowing and edging? Will there be fertilizing done? Will leaf removal be part of the bid? How about weed control? These tasks take time, and time is money.  Thus, the first thing you need to determine is what it is you want done on your commercial property.  Once you know that, you can then move on to the next step in the process.

Second alert: you need to do some research.

It’s time to get down to it, pick up the phone, and call for some bids. Company representatives will come out to your property.  You will tell them exactly what you want done. They will take measurements and make calculations, and they will then give you a bid. At the same time, you will ask for references.

After you gather up all of those bids, you then follow up on the references, asking for reviews, and finally, armed with all of that information, you can make an informed and wise decision.

Is there a better way to wade through this pricing process?


A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the trusted name in all manner of large mowing jobs, from ranch mowing to pipeline mowing to standard church mowing. Call us for the large jobs which have to be done correctly the first time and every time.