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How Much Does Lawn Mowing Cost?

Our goal is to make our pricing transparent.
Here are the standardized prices we use for lawn mowing, based upon square footage.
Many variables will increase or decrease the price, but these are the general guidelines we use.
These prices are per mowing service on a weekly schedule. Our prices are some of the highest for lawn mowing. 

Square Footage

1,000 - 5,000     $40

6,000 - 10,000    $45

10,000 - 15,000    $48

15,000 - 20,000    $52

20,000 - 25,000    $56

25,000 - 30,000    $59

30,000 - 35,000    $63

35,000 - 43,000    $69

Over 1 acre, the estimator will have to see the property.


Don't know your lawn square footage? No problem. Call our office 319.800.6857, and we can use our satellite imaging software to get your exact measurements.

Get your lawn mowed for as little as $28!

We can offer better deals if we can save drive time. It cost us time to drive from property to property, so for every neighbor you get signed up with our mowing services, you and they will get a discount! 

Two properties 5% off,

Three properties 10% off,

Four properties 15% off,

Five properties 20% off,

Six + properties 25% off!

Discount applies to you and every neighbor that is added. So if you and three neighbors acquire our mowing services, then you and each one of them will get a 15% discount because it's a total of 4 neighbors using TopBlades Mowing services.

Here are some common questions we get regarding lawn mowing:

Question: "My lawn hasn't been mowed for several weeks and is a bit overgrown..."
On your very first mowing service, if the lawn is overgrown, it can take the crew 2-3 times longer to mow the grass. This initial cut may cost extra, but after the first 1-2 cuts, your price will fall in alignment with the standard fees.

Question: "My lawn takes 10 minutes to mow. Why does it cost $38?"
We have a minimum cost of $38 per mowing service. Even if the lawn is 500 sq feet, we still must charge $40 per service. Trucks, trailers, insurance, fuel, and other expenses make it vital for us to charge that minimum fee. Also, our office staff takes time to service and account for each Client for billing, invoicing, and Customer service. For more information on our pricing, please read this article.

Question: "What about treatments and fertilizers?"
We recommend Quality Care for all lawn fertilizing.

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Explaining the difference in these properties price.

#1 Cost $57.00 to mow.  It is a 27,000 square foot property with few obstructions.

#2 Cost $60.00 to mow.   It is a 17,000 square foot property with lots of things to mow around.

#3 Cost $43.00 to mow.   It is an 8,000 square foot property with few obstructions. This is the most standard size property.

#4 Cost $47.00 to mow.   It is an 8,000 square foot property with a fence. The fence ads time and limited equipment axes.

Some of the variables that will affect the price are; 


Shape: A perfectly rectangular lawn will take a considerable amount of less time to mow in comparison to an oddly shaped lawn with flowerbeds and obstacles scattered throughout.


Access: Small gates into backyards keep us from using larger mowing equipment, and increases the time it takes to mow the backyard if it is fenced in. Long driveways or addresses with limited parking for our truck and trailer setup, also increase the time it takes to perform service. A lawn where the truck can park close is going to cost less.

Grade: A flat lawn is always simpler and safer to maintain than one that has a steep grade to it. Oftentimes it the little things like a ditch in front of the property that will increase the time it takes to mow because it has to be done with care or special equipment.

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