There is a co. in our area that services residentials (we no longer do residentials, partly due to this reason) and they charge roughly $11.66 a cut. This co. has been in biz for quite some time. They all drive beat up trucks, they don't have trailers and they use 21" mowers exclusively. I have tried to talk to one or two of the guys in my area that work for this co. but they appeared angry or too busy to talk. $39 aeration and $39 per hour for fall clean ups. www.affordableguy.com $11.66 a cut? Even working off shear volume, how is money made? I know the guys are beat at the end of the day cuz they use ramps to load and unload....I dunno.