Around here the average cost is $75/mow for the typical 1/3 to 1/2 acre lot. Most services require a seasonal contract for weekly cutting (whether you need it or not). If I could have it done for $27, I might reconsider. To me, the job is worth about $40. The era of teenagers cutting lawns for spending money is long gone. I enjoy yardwork (especially since not working) except when it's ultra hot but even then I can just wait till late in the day. I usually spend 2 hrs/week cutting grass but the new JD riding mower has cut my time nearly in half.
with no reasonable expectation for ER, I'm just here auditing the AP class.Retired 8/1/15.