Well, I have been doing a yearly cleanup, trim back, remulch etc for a property. I charge whatever it takes to do it timewise, and it's always a nightmare after a year of neglect. They have a local mow and blow guy who won't touch beds, and it gets really overrun with bermuda. This year they had me plant 4 large planters and I ran drip from the sprinklers as they were succulents and I figured this would work ok after tweeking. Well, then we had a deluge, the sprinklers come on no matter..and the owner just said..come out once a week and hand water. Question, this is a minor thing obviously to do, so if a limb blows out or and errant weed or somesuch, I clean that up too. It is a 20 mile drive to get to. What is a reasonable rate for this? The owner said..money isn't the important thing, just charge a trip fee...so is that a trip fee plus time at the job..or just a trip fee..and how is that measured. I normally install landscapes and move on, but these people have had a hard time getting dependable help with this. Normally too small a thing for me..but I feel some loyalty after several years, and they seem to be happy I'm doing it. My trip fees in the past have been 45.00..but that was before gas went up. Any help out there?