In previous years I would bid leaf removal and then do it for that price no matter if it went quicker or longer. Boy, this was dumb on my part because I almost always underbid my time. (there are too many hidden spots that leaves congregate) So, this year I took advice that was given in this forum and I changed to a "per hour" type of charging. I charge $65 an hour for a two man crew. Our average lawn take 1 1/2 hours early in the season and 3 hours later in the season (1/4 acre subdivision lot) I have got more booked this year than in all previous years combined and I am making a lot more money. Next, year I will have to raise my rates or hire more crews. Thanks for the advice fellas.