Customer added a pool in backyard, do I adjust mowing price?


Ready to Mow

LawnSite Gold Member
A pool 'might' add complexity as far as getting unwanted debris in there and w/ added trimming?

I have a longtime customer that re-landscaped her back yard (no pool) that easily removed 40% of the mowing. While she didn't specifically ask for a discount, I will say that she inferred toward a discount - I did explain that I'd not raise her rates as soon I normally would in the future. She was good w/ that.
I just have to make sure I don't casually walk off the ledge to get to the lower part since it's about a 5 foot drop now compared to 2ft like before. Can't believe they don't fence some of these areas in on some of these yards.


LawnSite Fanatic
Memphis TN
It's been my experience when anything is added to the lawn like landscaping, pool, koi pond it takes longer to do the lawn. I'd go up a few buck. If you keep up with your time on all your lawns which we do you'll know pretty quickly what the difference is.

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