I have been a member on Lawnsite for a few months and really enjoy the good advice and stories I read everyday. There is one thing however that bugs me from time to time. I have noticed in many posts members saying " I will not drop my gate for less than $35.00" etc... I know that where I live in No. Colorado we average $23-30 a lawn. I work on residentials, so I will not speak for the commercial account guys. I think it is always good to be aware of where someone lives before we go and make judgements about their business practices or rates. I know around here that most LCO's would go under very fast demanding $40 and up cuts. Most lawns out here range around 3-6,000 sq ft. I would guess that some of these lawns that are $40 yards are much larger back East vs West. I make a very healthy profit on my accounts, so I know that you can make plenty of money working solo and mowing $25 lawns.