The leaves and pine needles in my area are such a PITA! I find my guys and I taking longer removing leaves and pine needles then mowing. Any suggestions to make life easier? Do you guys charge more for leaf removal? When you are doing lawn maintenance do you go into the beds and try to remove the leaves and needles? (I had a customer, who came home, right when we are about to leave and asked if we can go into the beds. I wanted to bill her extra, but didn't want to talk numbers in front of the guys that work for me- ended up eating another 25 min) Would love to hear back from some of you. I know you always have good suggestions. Lets refrain negative comments, I would like to keep this thread productive, thanks.