Writing an article like this one, Lawn Mowing Rates Per Acre, is like walking across a field filled with hidden landmines. It is unsure footing. The terrain is changing constantly as the economy tries to recover from the pandemic years. The truth is this: Commercial lawn mowing services are popping up all over, as every Tom, Dick, and Harry with a lawnmower is going into business for themselves.
So, giving a definitive answer regarding standard commercial lawn mowing rates is tough to do, but we are going to give it our best shot in this article. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area for over twenty years. We know a thing or two about acreage mowing and lot mowing, so what we tell you in this article is our best based on two decades of experience. Call us if you are in the Fort Worth area, and we can arrange to take a look at your property and give you an estimate.
Costs per acre
This is not the most common way to price a lawn mowing contract, but it is done. The problem with this approach is it depends greatly on the equipment used. A residential riding lawnmower can mow about one acre in an hour. A commercial tractor mower like the ones we use at Keith’s Tractor Mowing can mow upwards of fifteen or sixteen acres in an hour.
Quite frankly, we don’t like this approach to pricing, and our one word of caution: know exactly how you are being charged in this pricing scenario. Know, also, if there are hidden costs. Are there traveling to and from the site costs. Are there special added costs if a brush hog is needed? Get it all in writing and eliminate all confusion before signing the contract.
Costs per hour
This is the most-common way to price lawn mowing. The industry standard is around $75 per hour. That may change depending on the area you live in. There are small, start-up companies which will charge much less, but that may also reflect their lack of experience.
Call around for recommendations
This is our one piece of advice which should be etched into your memory banks: call around, ask for recommendations, query the Better Business Bureau, and accumulate as much information as possible before signing on a contract. The information, good and bad, is out there. You just have to take the time to find it.
Make sure you are protected
Keith’s Tractor Mowing carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance for every job we do. You should expect nothing less. Commercial mowing jobs carry a risk. Rocks are tossed, sometimes hundreds of feet. Metals are tossed. Damage can be done no matter how professional the company is. General liability insurance protects you, the customer, and the mowing company, and you should insist upon it.
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
For over twenty years, Keith’s Tractor Mowing has been a trusted name in the Fort Worth area. We do residential. We do commercial. We do industry, and we do city contracts. Any job over one-acre in size is in our professional wheelhouse. Call us for our rates and for an estimate. Keith’s is a name you can trust in the Fort Worth community.