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What is average cost for mowing a garden?

Hi all,

Most of my customers are regular maintenance which I visit every other week.

I would say on average most lawns take me between 15 and 35 mins to mow and strim.My set figure for these jobs is between £20 and £25 each.

I am interested to see what other people are charging for the same kind of work ?

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    • I Agree with you Russell, £25 seems reasonable considering plant and vehicle costs, your time and fuel. More importantly if you are getting work and your happy with the costs/profits it doesn't matter what others are charging. 

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    We're as little as £10, but these are 15 minute jobs in areas we have high density anyway. Many £15-£20 jobs which take 30-40 minutes. In my own mind we want to be pulling in £30ph inclusive of travel, if we have really good density this can be as high as 40-45ph when the grass is dry. We're not charging VAT (yet) and not taking clippings. I have increased prices sparingly over the last 5-7 years. I feel that pricing is increasingly inelastic with loyalty; however I don't wish to hit my client base with a double increase along with VAT...

    There's this year first anyhow! 

    • Consciously keeping your turnover down will limit your potential earnings.  It all depends what you want out of life and where you feel you want to be in 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years time. Having been used to the 'buzz' of private, commercial and site landscaping, garden maintenance is now my 'second career' and moving forward has always been my philosophy. Now approaching retirement, I don't need to work every day and the business works well with 3 - 4 full time employees.

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        Can only second that emotion......:)

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