im new to lawn site and am very excited about alot of the posts that iv read thus far. im new in this business i did a few lawns this year but not very many, i would appreciate any and all help i can get on starting fresh from scratch im treating 2004 as my first year. i plan on going at it hard i really enjoy this work and love the freedom of having my own business. for ex: i cut one yard that took me about an hour and a half to cut i charged the lady by the hour at the rate of 14$ DOLLARS, i have read quite a few posts and i know this is ridiculously low, what would you guys charge for that type of yard i was using a 21" mower. also during the fall of last year i did a big yard of leaves took about 24 hours about 3 days of work i charged 15$ an hour got 360$ for the job ive thought about charging by the bag of leaves any where from 3$ to 5$ a bag. what do you guys that have done this for a while do. i really would appreciate ant help i can get in these matters, also any help about insurance,equip, and grass cut pricing would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance for help!