For the past couple of weeks I have been trying a new procedure that has really proven beneficial to me. I only run one w/b mower and have always done a turn key job with the trim, mow and blow routine. Well now I have a rising high school senior who goes ahead on all of my accounts and does all of the trimming. He has a copy of my route schedule and can easily move ahead of me. When I show up I cut and blow everything off and head to the next one. This guy is really skilled with a trimmer as he has been helping my brother-n-law for the past two years. I have even had clients comment on how pleased they are with his work and no one has questioned or complained about him running ahead of me. My route is very tight with all properties being within a four mile radius of my house. I pay him $8.00 bucks an hour and supply everything. His time is cheaper than mine and we are always just a cell phone call apart. Soon I will be adding another w/b which my son will operate and I will add on more accounts using the same method as mentioned above. With this method I now have the opportunity to be home earlier in the evenings with my wife and son which as many of you know is priceless.