You don't want them on the as needed thing. You want them to pay you to stop by pretty much every week and check on stuff. Also the best way to go is to do the leaves every other week through the fall..much easier that way. The courtyards you will want to do once or twice a year. But everything else needs to be done regularly.
Try to do as much as you can with a trimmer in the courtyards. Try to avoid the 21" at all costs.
The best way to get stuff in and out is to use one of their (the nursing home's)muck carts. They should have several different kinds. A tarp does not work!
One more thing...dont feel funny walking through the nice vacuumed lobbies and such with tools and materials....its normal!
As far as pricing. Like I said above try to get them to go for contract at $800 a month for every month. It really spreads everything out well.
BTW that lot should take you around 4 hrs with 2 guys. Ours is pretty much identical just we have more buildings on the one we do. 2.5 courtyards. Its a good challenge!
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