yup, it's that time of the yeaR. the grass is growing fast, but the leaves are falling too. so, i ask them (those that are not on our leaf schedule), "would you like leaf removal this season?" they say no. ok, we show up to cut the lawn, it's covered with leaves. here is where the trouble begins. they don't think they should pay extra "for a few leaves on the lawn", but, i timed it today, those "few leaves" took anywhere from 12-25 minutes ABOVE AND BEYOND the time it takes to cut the lawn. so, looks like this season will come to a screaching halt when i inform them, in order to continue, it will be grass fee + $75 per hour (broken down into minutes @$1.25 ea.) charged for every minute over thier usual grasscutting time.