Im thinking about starting a small lawn care business for the remainder of the summer, just cutting small lawns to get my feet on the ground. I have talked to a couple of people trying to get some info before I start. I have a self propelled mower with a bagger/mulcher, weed wacker, blower, and a truck. I don't mind having a small resiedential mower for this year as I am not looking to rake in a huge amount of cash til' the next season. The question I have is how to price a job. I am going to try to keep advertising to communities with small lawns so I am not overwhelmed. Should I charge by the foot, 1/4 acre or what? And after I determine that, how do i determine how big the lawn is... Do I actually take the time to measure it or do i guesstimate? Also, how do I figure in gas usage and time... Thank you all for the input.