Yesterday at my neighbors 4th party I was chatting with some of the other people there and 2 of the 3 I spent some good time chatting with backed up my desire to get out of mowing. #1. Guy hired a low bidder a couple years ago, he was starting out, charged $24/cut for just over an acre, lots of trimming. He is now up to 2 employee's plus himself on the job. 2 walkers and a trimmer/blower guy. He charges $32/cut and it takes him over 30 minutes! Might as well work for McD's at that rate. #2. Sister of the guy got together with 2 neighbors and hired a LCO to mow all 3 for a reduced rate since they guy could stay in one spot longer. each property is 1.25 acres, he charges $140/wk for all of them. Not the worst, but certainly a low bid IMO.