"We all have a different market place and have to cut the cloth accordingly , I have never being one for throwing my dummy out of the pram if i can't get the price i need i find you only have two choices sometimes .
1 . Sit at home and sulk
"It should still be £60p/h even with a hand mower. You seem quite upset Sean that I have given my honest opinion and advice. It is quite alright if you disregard what I say. I only mention my figures in order to demonstrate the running costs involved…"
"We all know how much you spend on gear per year and how expensive your ride-ons are, this is mentioned whenever the topic of grass cutting prices is raised, as is the fact that quite a lot of domestic gardens are in actually cut with a regular pedes…"
"a lot of the other gardeners around here actually charge a lot less per hour than i do but prefer the half day/full day formula which i find boring and not as lucrative as i prefer to flit from one job to another, all within a small local area. Vic'…"
"We have had these discussions many times before. I think that the majority of us think that £1 per minute is about right for grass cutting. If anyone wants to work for less than that then I am very happy for them to continue. I really and genuinely…"
"The £1 per minute formula works up to a certain point, in my opinion it works best up to 45mins-1hr, after that the customer may begin to baulk at the price (this is for regular maintenance, not one-off priced work). So, do you try and fill your day…"
"Working on your own for 5hrs a day, 4 days a week and 45 weeks a year @ £60p/h = £54,000 p/a turnover. If you can find people willing to pay £60p/h over the course of a year (whilst actually charging per job) then fair play to you. I just think to s…"
"Yes good to hear what others are charging, some of my lawns take 2 hours due to fiddly shape/ slopes/ multiple grassed areas rather than sheer size, Just can't see a pensioner shelling out 120 pounds every 10 days to 14 days for it to be done. Anoth…"
"I do a couple of domestic lawn cutting jobs which are about 750-800m2 and take about 40 minutes each. I charge £40 for them so that’s in line with £60 per hour. It’s not outlandish by any means as I can’t see anyone mowing anything, apart from a…"
"I agree and what I was trying to say "I wouldn't want to do it on the prospect of £50K turnover ... but, starting out, you could".
Do people really want to do this long term for less than £50K p.a. turnover? A full time, employed, gardener around h…"