That's what some of these idiot lawn guys should be saying when they go to give an estimate! I went to give an estimate on a 1 acre lawn. I currently do all smaller lawns (5K to 12K sq.ft.) and get $25-30 per lawn. I didn't really even want to go to give this estimate because I knew I wouldn't get it. I told him $70. He said I'm more then double what he was paying his last guy. They started at $28 and after two years raised it to $30. I can do 3 smaller lawns in almost the same amount of time (assuming they're close to each other) and take in $75-90. What idiot would do an acre lawn for $28-30?!?!?!? Minus helpers pay, taxes, gas, insurance, etc. etc. etc., what's left.......$10???. This is before factoring in all the "non-billable" hours of work involved in running this business (equipment maintenance, giving estimates, office work, etc). Then what's left then....$5-6??? I can go work at McDonalds and make better money!!! The guy charging $28-30 for lawns this size is practically paying the customers to let him mow their lawns. How nice of him! Dumbass! I'll stick to my little $25 lawns. Just venting, I feel better now.