I have a problem that I'm trying to figure out. I'm in the Mid-Atlantic region (NOVA). Here, the cutting season is late March through around the week before Thanksgiving. My problem is this. I charge my customers the same amount per/cut the whole season. However, for about a month from Mid-October to Mid-November there are a LOT of leaves on the grass. Because I don't have the manpower (my employees are still busy mowing lawns and doing lawn care) we don't offer Fall Cleanups until the week before Thanksgiving. Therefore, when we mow lawns during that month, there's a lot more work to be done to mow the lawns so they still look good. Last year, when I was out in the field working, my work around for this was to: 1. Using the walk behind mower and it's blowing power, I would shoot the leaves in two different directions. So, instead of mowing back and forth, I would mow in increasingly large circles. Though this does take more time than normal mowing, it's not a terribly significant amount of time for most of our lawns, which are typically 1/4 acre). This method would get the leaves off of the grass without having to remove them, and the lawn looked good (the mulch beds were another story... 2. This would still leave a lot of leaves on the sidewalk, mulch beds, etc. So with the blowers, we'd blow off any clumping of leaves that might occur and, with the leaves that were blown to the street, we'd usually take the blower and blow them into the street, and then again use the blower so that the leafs weren't noticeable. All the while, trying to avoid the evil eye we'd inevitablly get from a neigbor. I'm not comfortable with this solution, but to do what probably needs to be done, which would be to bag the leaves, it would take probably twice as much time, if not more, and I don't think my customers would go for doubling up the price. Any suggestions? I cannot think of a great solution to this problem, except to maybe require a Fall cleanup in, say, early November, or else we have to double the price.