Enter the length, width, hourly rate, and estimated time in minutes into the calculator to determine the grass cutting estimate; this calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Grass Cutting Estimate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the grass cutting estimate:

 Estimate = (L * W * R * H) / 60


  • Estimate is the grass cutting estimate
  • L is the length of the grass area
  • W is the width of the grass area
  • R is the hourly rate for grass cutting
  • H is the estimated time in minutes to cut the grass area

To calculate the grass cutting estimate, multiply the length of the grass area by the width of the grass area, then multiply the result by the hourly rate for grass cutting. Divide the product by 60 to convert the estimated time in minutes to hours.

What is a Grass Cutting Estimate?

A grass cutting estimate is a projected cost provided by a lawn care professional or company for the services they will render in maintaining a lawn. This estimate typically takes into account several factors such as the size of the lawn, the frequency of the service (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly), the type of grass, the current condition of the lawn, and any additional services required such as edging, weed control, or leaf removal. The estimate may also consider the location of the property and the specific equipment needed for the job. It’s important to note that an estimate is a preliminary cost and the actual cost may vary depending on the actual work done. The estimate is usually provided to the client before the work begins to ensure transparency and agreement on the cost of the service.

How to Calculate Grass Cutting Estimate?

The following steps outline how to calculate a Grass Cutting Estimate:

  1. First, measure the area of the grass that needs to be cut (in square feet).
  2. Next, determine the cost per square foot for grass cutting services ($/sq ft).
  3. Next, multiply the area of the grass by the cost per square foot to calculate the total cost of grass cutting.
  4. Finally, provide the customer with the estimated cost for the grass cutting service.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Area of grass (sq ft) = 500

Cost per square foot ($/sq ft) = 0.25