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I wouldnt count on some kid doing it. What happens is the first time there like yeah Ill do it for $20. Then they do it and never come back. I cant tell you how many times I been told this.
Yeah, I am really hoping she chooses me to do it, but I haven't heard anything back from her and i'm starting to think she is either going to find someone to do it really cheap, or talk someone into doing it for free.
$40 seems low to me. If you bag it, you can figure double the labor for taking the time to bag it, load the clippings in a truck/trailer, or a bag if you do it that way, then you have the cost of the bags, or the fact that you have to unload it if on truck/trailer, and pay disposal fee if you dont have free dump site.
I would explain the benefits of mulching, and if you bag it, it just goes into a "landfill". Give her 2 prices, one inflated w/bagging, and the other being your normal rate for just mowing. Unless her lawn is ridiculously thick, anda fast grower, there is no need to bag. Im wondering if she wants it bagged because the last guy didnt do it regularly, and it wohld get too overgrown, and need to be bagged.
Couldn't have said it better myself....good advice.
Well it all worked out, she called me this morning and left me know she is okay with $45 a cut without bagging, so it wont be to long until I start mowing, I can already see the grass starting to grow.