Writing up a lawn mowing contract is the safest and clearest method of avoiding confusion when it comes to mowing other people's lawns. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to write up a basic contract that can be used for almost any lawn mowing situation and business. You can use a handwritten contract or a computer-generated one, depending on your resources. The total cost given in the contract will depend on your hourly or by-the-yard rate.
Decide what type of contract you want to make. The most important part of the contract is how you will be paid for your service, such as weekly, monthly or each time you mow the yard.
Decide whether the payment you want to receive will be by cash or check.
Write down in the contract the types of services you will provide in addition to the actual mowing, such as bagging, trimming the yard and sweeping up afterward. Everything that you're going to do or not do to a lawn should be included in the contract.
Decide how long you're going to mow the lawn through the season. For example, you could set just a monthlong contract or could plan to mow the yard for the entire season.