On a commercial property, if mowing costs me 14.00 an hour (fuel and maintainance/replacement cost) would 35.00 dollars an hour be fair since he is willing to pay by the hour for the FIRST time around? I'd say it's about 7 acres of mowing and 22 15'x6' islands that are mostly covered with bushes. There is one wooden fence about 300ft long to trim around and a 227ft chain link fence to trim around (small enclosed playground, I'll trim inside too as it is mostly rock). The acreage is wide open with very few obstacles. He wants it mowed weekly. He fired the last crew he had for reliability and quality issues. He said he will pay for quality but shot me $20 an hour.... Hey, he's a business man and I expect that even though the figure was laughable. I have to give him an answer by noon tomorrow. What you guys think?