I just took a job to weed, edge, clean up, cut all pumas grass, pull out all annual decorative grass/plant's and mulch bed's. We will also mow the lawn area's short to clean up debris. They have ten full pallet's of mulch on site, plus the homeowner has Kawasaki mule, trailer's, loader, trimmer's, hedge trimmer, walk behind edger, ect... Plus a really sweet JD zero turn with a bagging system. The inside of their one outbuilding looked like a LCO's shop.... I will use only my hand tool's and provide a helper, it's alot of big bed's and solo tree's. Husband and wife alway's did it themselve's with some Mexican labor, but he has developed cancer and is not up to it right now....the husband does not think he will be around next year and want's to get someone who can do it for a few year's until the real estate market pick's back up again and the wife can sell... I agreed to give them fifty hour's next week for me and a helper, 100 total. I will make $40.00 an hour after payroll. Operating expense is normal for the week, but no wear and tear on my equipment. Ten mile's one way to job site. Not the best profit, but I believe it will be overall a good experiance. It's a good opportunity for me to take before and after pic's of some very well done bed's/landscaping. With this being my first year in lawn care I could not pass it up, good experiance and a good referance....homeowner own's a good sized electrical contracting buisness. The way job's have been coming in I should have the following week booked up at with job's that provide better profit's, and if both the homeowner and I are both happy after the week's work is up I have until May tenth to finish, on my own timetable. I do not believe they were about to spend any more than that...in fact the wife thought it was more than they could afford, but we had already visited for an hour or so and had a very good rapore, and I pointed out that the good communication between us and my great work ethic would make a good combination and they would be very happy with the end result. What do you folk's think?