Lawn Mowing Business: Costs You Can Encounter

If you are thinking about starting your own lawn mowing business, there are some things you need to know in order to be successful. One of these is the starting costs you will be encountering along with this new venture. Here are just some of the costs you can encounter:


This is a major initial cost that you will encounter. The reason why is because you will need to have a vehicle that will transport you to the home of your clients. This is why it is a good idea to have your own vehicle, especially if you have a regular sized lawn mower.

Once your business gets bigger, you can invest in a truck or a trailer.


In order for you to be able to mow your customers’ lawn, you will need the right equipment. The basic equipment you will need for a startup mowing business includes a lawn mower, edger, and a mulching bag. If you want your productivity to be increased, it is a good idea to invest in commercial grade equipment as soon as you already have the financial capability and once there is a need for it.

One of the first upgrades you should make once you have a couple of clients is to add a sprayer and different fertilization options.  You can bill clients extra for these services or build them into annual contracts.  Having these services makes you look like a more professional, knowledgable contractor. 

Take a look at our Lawn Mowing Business Contractor's Package:

  • A trailer sprayer that attaches to the back of your riding lawn mower to help you fertilize and control weeds over large swaths of grass
  • 5 Gallons of our Aerator Blend to help rejuvenate tired, compacted grass
  • 30 Gallons of Soil Booster organic seaweed fertilizer, to nourish your lawn's roots
  • 30 Gallons of Green Sustaining Blend to help your customers' lawns stay lush even in the dry days of summer.
  • The free marketing package I told you about earlier.

Take a look at the package here.

Professional & Licensing Costs

This is another cost you should know of because it is important. If you want to have a legitimate and effective business, it is crucial that you apply for your business license.


In order for you to start getting customers, you must do some marketing for your mowing services. The costs for marketing includes having your logo designed and flyers printed out.

You can save money in the beginning by taking advantage of our free lawn mowing business marketing package templates. This helpful package contains:

  • business card templates
  • flyers
  • door hangers
  • sales invoices
  • and a free guide to increasing your sales and making your business grow

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are still some other costs you will encounter when putting up your own lawn mowing business. By being prepared for these costs, you will be able to have a good business plan for your business.

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