Senerio: 2 companies bid on a commercial maintaince job. Install 3 yards of mulch then, weekly, STRICKLY mow, trim, blow and go. Ferts are handled by 3rd party (national account) and the place is irrigated, so weather conditions shouldnt affect mowing. both companies based rates on 28 mowings. Company "a" bid $125.00/mow + time and materials basis for mulch install @$65.00/hr labor rate. Company "b" (who knew the first bid, see bobby's post on buisness ethics) bid $120.00/mow + time and materials for mulch w/ a labor rate of $60.00/hr. All other fees and charges equal, Which is the better deal and why?