Hey you guys, I'm working to get set up for a really kick-butt leaf season. I've tried doing leaves the last few years with mixed results, but this year we're going to be blessed with more business than ever before. New trailer, 6' 11" x 14', with a Little Wonder leaf vac mounted on the extended trailer tongue in front. Leaf bin will (probably) measure 6.5' x 12' x 6.5' - (what's that, about 507 cubic feet of shredded leaves?) Pulling it with an F250 with the old 4.9l six. Not a hot-rod by any means, but it'll get there and back. Good help lined up that I can get on a day's notice. A new advertising campaign in the local "urban" newspaper that I think will generate lots of business in my part of town. I'll be charging by the hour for my 3 or 4-man crew, plus a standard dump fee to cover the trips to the dump. Here's the one thing I don't really have figured into my plan that you guys might be able to help me with - When you clean the leaves and stuff out beds, you're going to take some mulch with it, right? I mean you can get some of the leaves with rakes but you know there are going to be situations where you've got to use blowers. So the mulch comes out either into the yard or onto the tarps you're using to move the leaves. Do you just offer to come back later with mulch and charge 'em again for putting down new mulch? Or carry mulch with you to replace the lost mulch with, which doesn't seem really practical to me because the bed of my truck is going to be full of barrels, tarps, push mowers, rakes, etc. So how do you guys handle this? And while I'm thinking of it, I've seen some of my competitors following with a mower and finishing a yard with a mower after they've gotten all the leaves. I could do this but I'd have to use my push mowers, carrying them in the bed of the truck. Only one truck and one trailer for now.