See if this helps: Lawn maintenance rates are $22.00 per hour. Before everybody freaks out let me explain. We are a large commercial company. To stay competetive we have to operate under fairly close margins. We spent a lot of time developing our bidding process and our production rates have been tested and re tested. We don't land every contract around but we do our fair share. We make even more money selling upgrades to our existing clients at our remedial rate of $36.00 per hour. To keep me from having to say this later, These prices include cost plus burden plus profit.