people here constantly talk about hourly rates. the thing i don't get, is how can you charge say, $50 per man hour, for a guy picking up sticks and weeding beds, and the same $50 per man hour, for a guy with a $500 blower on his back running full throttle for 2 hrs? as i was doing my cleanup today, i thought about this. if i were charging an hourly rate for say weeding and general labor, how could i charge the same hourly rate for labor that involves running a blower and mower (cleanup)? any input?