had a heated discussion this morning on the phone with another lco. there are areas around here that are loaded with oak and sycamore trees. in these areas, throughout the entire season, any wind or rain will create a mess. the beds, walks, and lawns get loaded with leaves, twigs, branches/debris. you have to walk around with a can and pick up the branches, and big stuff (usually one can a week, but up to 3 cans after heavy wind/rain). you then need to blow out all the beds. this takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes, BEFORE you even begin your mowing. i was asking him how much he charges for this, because i have some work in those areas, and he has 90% of his total client base in these areas. he says he charges NOTHING for this extra work. he says IT'S HIS JOB to maintain the property, if it gets messy, he cleans it, at no extra charge. he charges spring clean up, weekly mow, chemical apps, and fall cleanup, nothing for the constant cleaning that has to be done throughout the season. would you charge for the extra 10-20 min of work (almost every single week), or, just do it at no charge?