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Old 09-23-2009, 02:07 PM
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I do not understand a minimum charge. You guys would never get any work here in Houston. Our average residential is $30 a week and that is for mowing, edging, trimming, hedge trimming as needed, and raking and weeding flowerbeds weekly. You have to know your cost's to make money in this business. I do many yards for $25 also.

If I were you I would not raise your rates. You are destined to loose customers if you do that. I have been doing some yards for 3 years and I have not raised the rate once. You can't. Just treat them right and they will treat you right by giving you mulch and landscape work. I wouldn't raise your rates. Just asking for problems if you do. It's better to have $25 rather than $0
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