Mowing rates in central iowa

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ALAN'S LAWN CARE, Apr 30, 2005.


    ALAN'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 37

    I'm just starting my own business....Whats the rate to charge for mowing..I do have a few but they arn't big yards pretty small....Also what do you guys charge for fall clean ups..thanks
  2. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Nice name for the business.
  3. KurtisInIowa

    KurtisInIowa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Hey Alan,
    Good for you man. I am in Des Moines and just started up an 'outdoor services' company. Basically tree work and landscaping. A few clients have asked me if i mow. I don't, and don't think i want to, but i'd be happy to work out a cross referral arrangement with you if you are good! My company is 'KMS Outdoor Services' , aka, 'KMS Outdoors'. I live on the west side of town, near the new mall. You will know it's me if you see a big red and yellow monster Durango driving around. Or, I also have a crazy looking wood chipper mounted on a dual axle trailer with a big dump box on it. People stare like crazy at me trying to figure out what i am.
    OH, on the rates for mowing, I see in town (1/4 acre or so) lots going for $25-$35, and acre lots for around $55 depending on location/difficulty, etc.
    KMS Outdoors

    ALAN'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 37

    hey Kurtis

    i think i may have seen you yesterday in des moines or atleast i think it was your helping my brother in law move he just did buy a house.....

    ALAN'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 37

    hey Kurtis

    my brother in law has a big tree at his house its all dead there is no life to it....could i get a hold of you sometime and have you come look at it to see how much it would be to take it all out..i tryed sending you a pm but i couldnt get it to work..i think ill still be here tomorrow..may go back to fort dodge wendesday night...
  6. Four Seasons Lawn Care

    Four Seasons Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Aside from the basics such as insurance and business license, tax id etc... I need to know if I need any kind of license to do lawn care in Iowa. Sites I have looked at for businesses show contractor license #'s. All i want to offer is mow, trim weeds, edge, rake leaves, aerate lawn, and apply fertilizer by drop spreader. Winter will be snow removal and salting. I want to start residential, then progress into commercial as the business grows. I know you need a license for pesticides or landscape architect, but to just mow lawns i'm not sure.
  7. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    thats great lol :drinkup:
  8. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 750

    where do you live in iowa
  9. cmdnvs

    cmdnvs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    You guys know this thread is 4 years old right?

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