if youre charging less than $40/hr per person then you might as well be. topsites is always ranting about not advertising leaf clean-ups, cause it not worth it... what if you charged same hourly average as mowing. $75/hr per person is our mow average gross. $60/hr/person on leaves. haul off fee depending on load for non mow customers that dont got woods to dump in. if youre out there with a rake and broom and a tarp or a few trash bags and charging $20/hr, this isnt for you.... youre overcharging! we been getting our weeklys done in an hour or less, so it aint like we're charging a fortune, but i make more than the hired hands after costs, rather than me working for free. leaves and dust are twice as hard on you and mower and are twice as hard to clean up vs simple mow, so why not charge twice youre mow average. $150/hr/person. why? cause market wont bare? cause lawnboys unlike educated doctors, give everything away for free. design and consoltations, round up, leaf clean-ups, weed pulling, trash pick-up, etc. guess what, ive been getting $100/hr for something as simple as pulling weeds for several years. most customers dont even flinch at the price. the ones that do think its too high call back after they try doing it themselves and cant find anyone else willing to do it for less. some of you dont give yourself enough credit. why pay when you can get something for free from some guy that dont know his costs? better offer free leaf clean-up so they dont leave you for some newbie offering free mowing next spring. topsites... if you made $150/hr on leaves, would you advertise leave clean-ups???