Hourly rate varies by job for us, but I do landscape as well. 35 to drop the gate is definately a good start, and I have done pretty well with some nice subdivisions just doing a 35 dollar standard. Id rather have 10 houses in one neighborhood for 35 than 10 houses all over town at 60. Going rate here is low though, due to alot of layoffs (meaning guy with truck and mower is abundant and sets our standard for us, sigh) but for commercial work, I go 60 hourly on anything maintanence related. 90 for anything thats gonna make my back hurt lol.