I have been getting prepared to start my own lawn mowing business, buying equipment, and getting everything lined up. I have noticed that one of my neighors yards had been getting mowed by an LCO, and then another neighbor, and know yet another neighbor. I haven't publicized that I was going to start a business yet, so its no big deal, but I went over and talked to my neighbor to figure out how much this guy was charging. And he is charging my neighbors $20 dollars a yard for mowing, blowing, trimming. He uses all professional equipment. How can he mow for that cheap? Am I stupid for even thinking about getting into this business with a "pro" charging $20 a yard. (approx 10,000 sq. ft. yards) Heck when I was mowing yards growing up about 10 years ago I would charge $15 a yard. And I pushed my mower to their house! No cleanup or edging. I was planning on charging $30 for the same size of yard.