I must be not doing something right. How are people doing 12-15 lawns a day? I have a total of 12 lawns so far and broke it down so far to 4 lawns a day. It takes a little over a hour to do each lawn. So far today alone the 4 I've done took almost 6 hours!!! 2 of them had so many lawn decorations and flower beds that trimming alone took almost 1/2 hour!!!! Than that left little room to maneuver my exmark 36" metro so i had to pull out the push mower. (again extra time) One house had so much thatch that i mowed it 3 times and was still shooting out dead thatch. WTF. (heck i should have charged him for a power rake job :rolleyes) Are you guys during a regular weekly mow, going through the trouble of weedwacking within rock gardens, flower beds or etc? Or does a weekly routine mow just consist of trimming around trees, houses etc within the area of the turf and the rest that is growing within old mulch etc extra cost job? I think i'm doing too much for too little!!!!!: ) The same guy with the thatch had so much growth over the sidewalk that even my little wonder 3.5 hp was bogging down!!!! (i probably should have too charged extra for the added labor to do that). These lots are roughtly 6-8K sq ft. your average size suburban subdivison. What am I doing wrong? how are people doing lots in 20 -30 mins??