I have been approached by a TRUE Non-Profit Organization about maintaining a piece of their property this year. I know these fine folks very well and and have for many years and they would not in any way be a PITB and would be in fact very good to work with and would be on the money and on time with every single monthly payment and would be under yearly contract. Equipment and manpower of course is not an issue for me and it is in a service area we alreday go into. So...the details... The property is a sports "complex" type field consisting of a tad over 4 acres of turf area to be cut and slightly maintained. It is really just one big open fenced in area that has been professionally graded and seeded and is very flat and wide open to cut and is a soccer field and a baseball field on one end and a softball on the other as I said it is all open flat turf except one infield area on each end. The entire turf area is irrigated. The contract would allow a selective to be sprayed on the fence line which would cut out 90% of any trim work, maybe even more. It would be cut 2 times in March, then 4-6 times each month April-Oct, 2-4 times in Nov, 2 times in Dec and nothing in Jan and Feb. It would require a Pre-M and Fert in Spring and another Fert in the Fall. (They would be billed separately at cost plus 20% for the Fert and Pre-M with labor Donated for free in exchange for a Tax write off at our premium hourly price of $100 per man hour per the contract so that price is NOT added in the below). This is the entire contract. As they are on a very tight (and legitimate) budget they kinda just told me what they can afford and proposed when they contacted me which was: A) The largest Advertising sign they have on the sports property, location decided by me with our info for Free. (This would be seen by hundreds, probably thosaunds of folks during the year). B) Free advertisments in all of their yearly publications which are normally 2 major ones and 1-2 smaller ones. C) and $6900 yearly contract billed monthly Jan-Dec....which I know only comes to around a $140 per cut (Remember Fert is billed as a stand alone) which is low, but considering the turf area is again WIDE open space really, along with the advertising factor and the savings there and the fact that I like these folks there is more to consider than the checks for $6900 in my mind.