Hi. I've bought an established lawncare business about a year ago. My cost for labor has gone from $100/$110 to $120/$130 within the year for experienced non-drivers. They are operating trimmers, edgers, hedge trimmers, blowers, etc. I can still find day labor for $100/$110 but anyone with experience is looking for $120/$130. During the same period of time it seems that everyone that wants work has it. I operate out of South Florida / Broward. Has labor really jumped by 30% or am I looking in all the wrong places? During the same period of time fuel has increased by 25% and I'm sure that with a recent hurricane all my insurance costs are going up too. I haven't owned my business long enough to raise anyone's prices.. but with cost's on the rise clearly the differential needs to come from somewhere. All my new customers are paying more. But curious if anyone has advice for how to raise my older customers prices. From your experience, how would a simple letter indicating a $5/cut raise in prices be received? I don't have the time to call all my customers. Most are hard to get on phone anyway. THANK YOU!!