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Old 04-26-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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Coming from New England where I pay someone to mow from April through September. They don't require a contract; they come to mow when I call them. They only charge $40 per mow and take clippings with them. My lot size is .23 acres. I KNOW I won't find anyone like him down there when I move. But wanted to get an idea of what some landscapers down there charge for mowing. I'm sure most require a contract. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Sounds about the same as what my service charges. My lot is 3/4 acre, about half wooded though. I don't have a contract. They also keep the bushes trimmed, blow leaves and do all the fertilizers, etc... Cost is $250/mo.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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Wow, that's pretty high. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet?!! I only need to mow here twice per month. That's only $80 out of my pocket. My fertilizer guy I pay $250 total during growing season. I wonder if there's anyone else out there that pays the same as you???? How many months out of the year are you paying $250/month?
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Wow, that's pretty high. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet?!! I only need to mow here twice per month. That's only $80 out of my pocket. My fertilizer guy I pay $250 total during growing season. I wonder if there's anyone else out there that pays the same as you???? How many months out of the year are you paying $250/month?
Compare the 3/4 acre lot and it seems in line with what you seek to spend on less than 1/3 as much area.

I think you can get it done twice a month for $40 without too much trouble.

ETA:
Whoops. He says half wooded.

Still I think your $40 ought to get you mowed. I had quotes as low as $30, but I have a smaller back yard.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Try this guy: Showcase Lawn Care
he did a REALLY good job on our lawn when we used him. We decided to reduce some of our expenses, so we had to stop his services (sadly), but I highly recommend him. He's in Cary, really nice, trustworthy, dependable and did a great job on our yard. Also, his price was right around what you are wanting (and my yard is bigger than that). He mowed, edged and blew off the driveway and walkways.

I don't think he will come "on demand" though, he keeps a regular schedule (one a week or twice a month) on the same day.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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You can find contractors that don't require contracts and you should be able to find a no frills service for around $40 or so for a property of that size. I don't know any by name, but I know they are out there.

FWIW, you may want to rethink the mow every two weeks idea. If you want a healthy lawn it should be cut more often as it stresses the grass to let it grow long then give it a crew cut. And a healthy lawn in this area grows fast and looks raggly about 10 days after it's last cut.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Wow, that's pretty high. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet?!! I only need to mow here twice per month. That's only $80 out of my pocket. My fertilizer guy I pay $250 total during growing season. I wonder if there's anyone else out there that pays the same as you???? How many months out of the year are you paying $250/month?
I do 12 months out of the year. I don't ever touch the yard, they do everything. They come once a week.

I've tried to shop around for a better deal, but can't get any services to reply to inquiries.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Sad to say, but a kid down the street quoted me $30 using my mower and gas. I guess teenagers are more expensive than they used to be. I can cut my grass in 30 minutes at the most....so I guess I will cut it myself no matter how lazy/busy I get.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Sad to say, but a kid down the street quoted me $30 using my mower and gas. I guess teenagers are more expensive than they used to be. I can cut my grass in 30 minutes at the most....so I guess I will cut it myself no matter how lazy/busy I get.
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the teenager down our street did ours for $15! sucker.
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