If you don’t have the time or inclination to mow your lawn yourself, you can hire a service provider to do it for you. This takes over the mowing and in some cases even the disposal of the clippings. It is also possible to conclude a type of care contract for your home lawn, which can include mowing, scarifying and fertilizing. The question that remains is how much does professional lawn mowing cost?

Price your m²

When hiring a service provider for lawn mowing, it is important to note whether billing is per m² or per hour. With a price per square meter, the larger the area to be mowed, the lower the price. However, there are other factors that determine how much lawn mowing costs. The square meter prices also differ from provider to provider and from region to region.

Graduation (approximate cost):

  • up to 150 m²: 0.17 to 0.20 euros
  • from 150 to 1500 m²: 0.11 to 0.16 euros
  • from 1500 m²: from 0.05 euros

hourly wage

If the costs for mowing the lawn are billed per hour, you should find out in advance what exactly is included in the price so that there are no nasty surprises. A look at the technology used can also be helpful. Old mowers with dull blades work slower than modern, sharpened machines. They also damage the grass. Basically, however, it can be assumed that a professional lawn mowing company uses exactly the tools and mowers that are suitable for this purpose.

Graduation (approximate hourly wage):

  • Unskilled assistants, neighborhood help: from 8.50 euros per hour
  • Specialists, caretaker services: from 10 to 15 euros per hour
  • Gardening company, landscaping, professionals, complex mowing: from 20 euros per hour

Other cost factors

The following items can sometimes be added to the basic price as an option, regardless of whether billing is by square meter or an hourly wage is to be paid. That’s why it’s not easy to calculate exactly what the lawn mowing costs without an estimate.

maintenance contracts

If contracts for regular care are negotiated for larger areas, it should be noted that the first use is often more expensive than the following ones. Especially if the lawn has not been tended to much before and has grown very high. The advantages of maintenance contracts lie in the regular maintenance and the easily calculable costs. Surprising additional costs are almost impossible.

garden texture

Some service providers make the price dependent on what obstacles there are on the lawn, how level the surface is and how easy it is to mow the lawn. In the case of bushes and trees, steep slopes and garden or play equipment on the lawn, an expensive hardship allowance can be added.

Tip: A preliminary inspection by the service provider helps when negotiating the price.

Used mowers

Various mowing tools are used, from manual mowers to lawn tractors. The easier the surface is to process, the lower the price. Lawns that can be worked on with a ride-on mower are particularly effective and therefore cheaper. With some suppliers it is also possible to insist on certain mowing tools, but this can lead to additional costs.

travel expenses

Travel costs mainly have to be paid for companies located further away. On the one hand, they depend on the distance, on the other hand, they also depend on the service provider. Depending on the provider, the costs can be between 10 and 50 euros.

cuttings disposal

The clippings can also simply remain in the garden and be used as mulch or it can be composted. If you want to have it disposed of instead, you pay per m³ or per m³ or part thereof. The costs can amount to around 16 euros.

Tip: If you want to be on the safe side, you can get a cost estimate from several companies.

Sample calculations (without or with disposal of clippings and travel costs)

  • 100 m²: 17 to 20 euros or 43 to 86 euros
  • 1000 m²: 110 to 160 euros or 136 to 226 euros
  • 2000 m²: approx. 100 euros or 126 to 166 euros

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