Hey Turfunlimited, how are things up in north Ga? Believe it or not, my upscale neighborhoods are the stingest tightwads in my area, they want you to do a 50 dollar yard for 10. and thats 9 out of 10 Ive dealt with. My best customers are the ones in middle class neighborhoods. And yes there is plenty of straw and oak leaves, the cyclone rake does great on both if you dont knock everything in yard over with it. BTW has anyone else had a rate invrease due to fuel prices, I raised mine to 5 on small yards and 10 on big ones. One customer told me 10 was not enough and gave me 15 . dont you love these kind! I hated to do it but have not gone up ever in 5 years and gas is killing me.