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Naw steve i just do them for that min price. but there not very big imean there normal size residential yards.I know not to lowball. I saw this lawn sign. This guy was chargin 50 bucks a month now thats bad.Thats not even 20 a week. So basically 30 an hour thats not bad. Do u think o should change it up??
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Its funny how there is a discussion on calling it weedeating and trimming. My cousin use to own a lawn service about 10 years ago, and one time he had a customer call him about his flyer. He thought he was getting a new customer, until the guy started talking. He asked my cousin if he was really going to eat his weeds because one of his services was weedeating, after my cousin explained to him what that involved, the guy felt embarrassed and hung up quickly. LOL! Sorry but I couldn't help but share this story, I was reading the posts here and started cracking up.
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I dont think you should change your prices if the lawns are the correct size and it sounds like your right on. Most of my customers would spend 40 mins or more taking care of their mowing and i charge the same price. But your equipment is what saves time. The bigger and faster you can operate your equipment and keep the same quality the better off you will be. -
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Growing up, my dad had a craftsman. He always called it a weed whacker, but living near Boston, it was pronounced "weed whackah".

I went back to MA about 2 weeks ago, he still has that same damn trimmer. It's got to be over 20 years old by now!
oh yeah!! Weed whacker. Yeah, that's the other name for a trimmer. I forgot about that one.

My friend's dad has a bunch of really old equipment. Kinda cool to look at.
Early 80s Stihl chainsaws, Echo hedge trimmers that are almost unrecognizable compared to today, lawn-boy lawn mowers from the early 80s, some ancient Toros, couple Homelite blowers (back when it was made in USA). Everything still ran amazingly. My uncle got a Lawn-Boy with his house when he bought it in 1991. Died last year when water accidentally got in the gas. 2-stroke mower, too.

Humberto, when you become more skilled, you will make much more money. You will provide a much higher quality service (which is worth more), and you will get the job done fast and have more time for other jobs. Being skilled with a trimmer is very valuable, and edging along sidewalks and walkways...OMG, like the only thing a customer even cares about.
You can stripe the **** out of a lawn, but if you got some grass blades hanging over a sidewalk edge, the lawn looks crappy.

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