I am bidding two assisted living homes ! I have a few questions about mys bids ! 1st I use 21" machines and I will have to bag these properties ! I spent about 30 to 40 minutes each looking at them. Property 1 I figure about 2 hours mowing and trimming this and about 2 hours in the beds and blowwing off the sidewalks! they want a per month rate because the Landscaper who had this through Dec 2002 never came during the off season to check to see if anything needed done or to make sure the grounds were clean. So they won't sign anymore 12 month contracts. I figure with fall leaves and about a 32 week moving season I will be actually selling them about 8 months service I am thinking in the area of $ 750 month ! Is this Ok ? Or should it different ? They also want a bid that excludes the Lawn being mowed each week! what should I do there ? Property 2 I am thinking in the area of 2.5 hours mowing and trimming and 1.5 hours of cleaning beds and other trimming ! This will be a complete 12 month contract including fertilizer treatments. I am thinking in the area of $540 a month ! x 12 months. I am thinking if I get these I am going to buy a 36" Great Dane Super Surfer which will help me on all my other lawns which will help me be more profitable on those too !