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Old 03-03-2000, 12:01 AM
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Location: Columbus, OH
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Hi CJ. I like your idea of charging $1 per 1000 Sq. Ft., but do you use the same size mower on every blade of grass you cut? If you don't then you're not being compensated properly for your time. I used to charge customers the same rate, whether I had to use an inefficient 36&quot; mower in their back yard, or not. When I started doing the math, I saw how my efficiency was really suffering. If you think about it, you really want to give yourself an average hourly income that you can repetively come close to. That's why I believe in charging more money to do the same amount of lawn with the smaller mower. That will obviously work wonders on keeping an even keel.<br>As far as the bushes go, I think you're looking good. I'm still trying to perfect my own rates when it comes to standing obstacles on the lawn.
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