I know all areas are different, im in central NJ. It seems ive picked up a lot more customers this year, calls more or less. Last year i got very few calls though. Ive been told by numerous people that the going rate for 1/4 acres was $30~. Ive priced mine out like this and im thinking im cheaper and yet im not lol. I also had a lawn that was $60 last year for 1.5 acres, mostly ALL OPEN front and back yards, i used my walk behind on it last season and it took me well over an hour. I should be able to do it within 40 minutes all said and done now with the 61" ZTR but still i felt it was closer to a $70 lawn. This year some guys going around for $48 to cut these same lawns? I had 2 customers in this one smaller development with 1-2 acre lawns and both said the same thing. My $50 lawn i now cut for $48 to match, jerk customers but always pay bill, and $50 for my $60 lawn last year... they like my service and $2 to keep me is worth it to them apparently. So 1/4 acre is $30-35, 1/2 acre is ? 3/4 acre is ? 1 acre is ? and 1+ acre is $50? WTF? Seems to me after the nearly $8k for my 61" ZTR its going to make it easier for my jobs but im not making any MORE money on 1.5 acre lawns using 8k equipment vs 1/4 acre lawns and 2k equipment? see the problem? This area has so many lawn companies seeming to move in from all over. Even full out 100% landscape companies are having mexican descent non-speaking crews of 3-5 come out with huge trucks and trailers to do lawns dirt cheap. I quoted one guy $60 last year for a 1+ acre lawn, mostly open and he said well the other place, named their name and all are doing them for $30? $30, it would take me 45 minutes to do this lawn by myself lol.