The way I do my fertilizer pricing is so much per SQ ft plus a stop fee. Stop fee depends on amount and difficulty of cleanup etc..
This could be applied to mowing. take the examples give
but $2 per 1000 plus $10stop fee:
10k X $2 = 20 + 10 =$30
12k X 2 = 24 + 10 = $34
20k X 2 = 40 + 10 = $50
9.7k X 2 = 19.4 + 10 =$29
This might work for smaller or larger lawns, let try:
3acres =130.7k X 2 = 261.4 + 20(lets assume there's more cleanup involved here) = $280
37.5K X 2 = 75 + 20(split rail fence to trim around) = $95
7.5k X 2 = 15 + 10 = $25
5k X 2 = 10 +10 = $20
How do those prices look?
They are all alittle high for what I am getting but close. You can adjust the "Per SQ ft" price up or down depending on difficulty and adjust the "per stop" price up or down depending on trimming and cleanup involved.
This just might work.
I have been guessing average mowing time on new accounts and averaging last years time on the old ones. By area seems more consistent at least for the new ones.