I'm at a B-Day party last night and my wifes uncle makes a b-line for me and tells me his lawn guy wants $42.50 per hr to do a yard cleanup. OUTRAGEOUS! he says. "I'm willing to pay $100 for the whole job but not $42.50 per hour". Then he asked me if I would have done the job for $100. I said yes. He replied,"by the way how long would it take you?" When I told him 2 hrs his jaw dropped. "$50 an hr. Thats OUTRAGEOUS!" he says. I told him that I would have never given him an hourly price and he would have been pleased as punch to pay the $100 and happy with the work . Next he tells me the guy wants the same hourly price to mulch his gardens. "I 'm no dummy , I know what mulch costs there's no way I'll pay that". And here he goes again, "how much would you charge to mulch my gardens?" $140 I told him. Great when can you do it he says. 2yrds at $70 per yard I didn't have the heart to tell him.