How much does lawn mowing and trimming cost?

Average cost in : $40 See National

$30

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$40

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$55

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The average cost for a lawn mowing professional is $40. You are likely to spend between $30 and $55 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated June 1st, 2017

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Lawn mowing and grass trimming is available for front, back and side yards. Professionals help take care of lawns from under 1,000 square feet to well over 10,000 square feet. Pros can manage maintained lawns that average 3 inches in height or wild jungle lawns that are 9 inches or higher. Many lawn care professionals prefer to give in-person estimates as opposed to advertising set prices because so many factors affect the cost of services.

First time mow

A regularly maintained lawn takes less time and labor to mow than one that has been neglected for months. For this reason, a first time mow can cost more.

Travel

Time spent traveling to a job site general costs extra in terms of employee time as well as gas and other vehicle expenses. Properties outside of a company’s standard service range may incur additional fees.

Business model

Lawn care companies that have newer equipment, company trucks, employee uniforms and formalized business practices, such as insurance and liability coverage, may have higher rates than less formalized service providers.

Hourly

Many independent lawn professionals have set rates and charge by the hour. For example, a professional may charge $25 per hour, which will include travel costs, equipment considerations and the actual labor.

Pricing style

Lawn care companies often have all-inclusive mow packages that include mowing, weed eating, edging, and either blowing, mulching or bagging clippings. Other companies, such as Panda Landscape Services, offer a la carte basic services starting at $22.

Size

Often lawn companies charge by the square foot or quarter acre. One acre contains 43,560 square feet. Most pros offer a free estimate based on a visual inspection or a calculation made using a wheeled measuring device. Every lawn will have a different estimate based on the factors involved, but some generalities can be drawn. Lawnpride Lawn Mowing & Landscaping shares typical costs for their mow package—which includes mowing, weed eating, edging and blowing—for three lawn sizes in Weatherford, Texas:

  • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35

  • Half-acre lot: $50

  • One-acre lot: $100

Cost of gas

Fluctuating gas prices may have an impact on the cost of lawn services. Some companies will reflect those prices in their cost per service each time, while other companies may register the financial shift yearly. For example, Lawnpride Lawn Mowing & Landscaping may increase prices by $5–$10 after a year if gas prices have continued to climb but not on a week-by-week basis.

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