How to charge for Lawn Mowing

and be successful!

Running your own lawn mowing Brisbane business has many exciting benefits. 

The obvious freedom of being the boss, working when you want, and choosing the kind of work you want to do is just a few of the great privileges. 

Another great freedom is being able to set your prices. However, this freedom can also create problem in your business if your charge is not set according to an appropriate price guide.

How far can you stretch your gains without losing clients, and what’s the risk of going in too cheap to gain more work? Finally,  how do I cover my cost, make money and still enjoy my work? In this post, we describe the critical determinants of pricing from the view of a new lawn mowing venture. We hope this will help you make proper choices on the right price to charge your lawn mowing services to help develop a successful company and keep your clients happy too.

The key factors that determine lawn mowing prices?

The cost of lawn mowing depends on some essential factors, from the nature of work required to lawn health to the supplies needed to do a great job. To help you better price your lawn mowing jobs, we have created three separate sections that affect prices. Use these to determine a fair price for your next job.

Note that below we are focused on factors that influence your cost to supply and not the cost of advertising or acquiring jobs.

How Lawn condition impacts the charge for lawn Mowing

All lawns are not equal, and neither should their price to mow be as well. The related quality of the lawn itself will directly influence costing given the time required to complete the job, not to mention the wear and tear on your machinery. 


  • Lawn size. A small front lawn will cost a lot less than a massive back lawn due to the time and effort required. Scale your price based on the size.
  • Grass Height. High grass requires more increased stamina, time spent than smaller grass. Consider the possibility of having to cut the grass twice or whether pre-slashing/whipper-sipping will be necessary.
  • Grass Thickness. Robust grass may require multiple cutting efforts. This also means increased cuttings to accumulate, and therefore more time is needed.
  • Lawn ground. Consider the lawn terrain. It will be far easier to cut a flat lawn than a very steep or hilly area. 
  • Lawn ObstaclesObstacles add extra variables that contribute to lawn mowing’s challenges. Obstacles like trees or garden features will require cost factoring.

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