About 80% of my work is within 5 miles of my shop. You would be hard pressed to pay less annually for fuel than I do running a mowing business. So only having to ask my customers for $ 2-3 a cut ( in the span of 8 years) isn't much, and probably less than most. I've been doing this for 15 years, and have been consistent with my work and what I charge. I don't make it a habit to raise prices on my customers, but perhaps you do, to each his own.