Hi all,, I got my first call today for a big lawn,,,,well bigger than all my other lawns,,, the owner says the mowing is about 2.5 acres. it would be hard for me to measure cause of all the driveways, garages barns volleyball courts and crap,, I told her I charge around 70 for 1 acre,, and the trimming well ,, she has what looks to me to be about 1000 ft of string trimming to do. I told her that I would probably rent a brush hog to do the trim first as all the fences are 4 ft deep with 4 ft high with weeds. hasn't been trimmed this year. I am thinking that it will take me 2 hrs to run brush hog,, then 2 more hours of line trimming and about 2 hours to mow lawn (48" wb w/ proslide). She said she is a pretty good judge of character and thought i looked like a nice guy who wouldn't screw her over,, told me just to go ahead and get it cleaned up mowed and send her a bill and she would pay it. I haven't bid a big job like this and even told her that, also I didn't want to work for free nor give her a heart attack. she said don't worry just get er done,, then she says shes going to brazil for 3 weeks and wants me to mow while shes gone weekly.. and then will want me to continue when she gets back for the rest of the season! Soooo what do you guys think?? 2.5 acres ---> $125.00 sound good? 4 hrs trimming ---> $125.00? $250. first go round then $125.00 weekly for mow and keep trim up? I keep thinking in my head, (remember I'm a tighta$$ when it comes to money) man that sounds like alot of cash for mowing,, but thats where i need you guys to chime in and tell me if you think I'm too high or are a lowballing piece of crap! Ok ,,, let me have it! and thanks in-advance!