There is so much whining here at Lawnsite about low-ballers. I would guess that it is being done mostly by the new people. Is this practice right? I think it is a waste of time. I think everyone is a potential low-baller. If I cut a yard for $35, another person may think Im under-cutting the market because he would charge $40 to do the same yard. Can anyone tell me what the standard rate is for cutting a lawn? Is it your figure, mine, or someone elses? How does anyone receive permission to determine that another persons rates are incorrect? Is this standard simply based upon the fact I dont like it when someone charges less than me? I know of a cutter in my area that charges $17.50 to cut a small yard. He uses a push mower and is very please if he can earn that $17.50 in an hours time. Is he violating all the other cutter who would charge more? Should I or anyone else be alarmed at his low price? How many yards can he possibly cut in a week? I say not many. Will he ever have enough money to buy commercial equipment and become serious competition to anyone? So he has a few customers I say let him go in peace. I say let every person charge their own rate and dont meddle in the affairs of others. If your market is tight, then do something to improve your operation and income potential, but please dont whine. Im tired of it.