I'm in the process of setting up my lawn care and landscaping business with the intention of starting properly in the spring. I've bid on a couple of jobs - both were rejected - and I wanted to know if my prices are way off. Job 1: Leaf cleanup and removal. Job site is 30 minutes drive away. 1 acre lot with small house on. Lined on two sides by trees. A dozen or so trees throughout the lawn. Total coverage with large leaves - the lawn could barely be seen at all. In some area - around the many flower beds and other obstacles - the leaves are a foot deep. My intention was to blow or rake the leaves from beds etc, mulch mow and bag then haul to the landfill. My bid was $264. Homeowner said for that price she'd might as well buy a used mower on Craigslist so she can do it herself each year. Job 2: Mowing, trimming and edging for 2014 season. Job site is 10 minutes drive away. 4.5 acre lot with church building and parking lot. 3 acres of lawn, 7650 feet of edging, 60 trees and other obstacles. My bid was $267 per visit. Church secretary said the bid was rejected. She wouldn't tell me why. I know I've only bid on two jobs and I'm sure in the future I'll have many more bids rejected but I'd like to get an idea if the pricing model I'm using is correct.