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Old 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM
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I personally think you should bill based on your time , there is a big difference in ammount of work between a 1 acre cemetary and a 1 acre field , trimming takes time , then edging , weather or not you have to bag a lawn , all these factors play an important roll in what to charge , also frequency of cut is important a $20 weekly lawn you may have to charge $35 eow to cover extra time taking care of clippings etc. So just look at the lawn and based on your equipment try to determine how long it will take you based on what the customer wants and bill your hourly rate. This will get easier after you have done it a little. Also factor in location as well if a lawn is a 20 minute drive away from another lawn you have to get paid for that driving time so it should be incorporated in the lawns price , try to keep your route tight but in the beginning you will probally be all over the place don't worry thats normal. Good luck
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