what is the average price you charge for lawn mowing?

K&L Landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
western NC
Wow, first welcome to Lawnsite! It's going to be difficult for any of us to answer your question because it is rather vague. Lawns come in all sizes and shapes and customers may want different services. Also, unless we have a member on here from your neck of the woods, there is no way to know what the market will bear in your area.

Give us a little more info and we will try to help you.


LawnSite Member
wolcott ct
I say 45 with commercials for my area
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LawnSite Fanatic
Only you can figure out how much to charrge in order to cover exspenses & turn a profit. I won't drop the gate on my trailer fr less than $35-40. Depending how many lawns I have at that stop on my route.
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LawnSite Bronze Member
40-50. I have a couple postage stamps at 35, but I really can't see stopping for anything less than 40.


LawnSite Senior Member
Middle East TN
The simple thing to remember is every dollar you make to put 25-30% back for taxes (closer to 30 actually), 20% for insurance, 20% for fuel, 20% for repairs and eventually new machines. I think there was an extra 5% for something else... anyway, even with 10 for your pocket, if a lawn costs 20 to do guess what, you have 2 dollars in your pocket free and clear. Doesn't sound like alot but guess what, it's the truth.


LawnSite Senior Member
go to craigslist in your area and see what other guys are charging. that's what you should charge if you want to go out of business

What others can charge is not reflective of what you can charge.

A big company might be desperate to fill a void in their schedule. They can do the job at $30 an hour. They don't make money, but keep their guys busy.

You might not be able to even do the work for $30 an hour. Then all of a sudden you're stuck doing a job and losing money.