Originally Posted by Humberto
Lawn boy its alright.I use weedeating cause ive used trimming in my flyers and costumers really thought i was doing tree trimming not shrubs and ornamental trees i mean big oak and pine needle trees. So thats why i use weedeater,since then never had a problem with the word since.
I've never had that problem, but I could understand how that could happen.
Weed-Eater was a brand of trimmers and lawn equipment years ago. They made really good stuff (I still have my dad's Weed-Eater hedge trimmer that's 20 years old! and works), but they died out. I think MTD or someone bought them.
Ever since then, people just call a trimmer a "weedeater". I also don't like the term.
Doesn't really make sense, I never really trim weeds, I only trim grass along edges and walls.
I think $30 is a fair price for a regular sized lawn. Maybe you could get $35 for the lawn when you get better at doing them. This is exactly how I started. You said it takes you 45mins-1hour to do the yard, you're still making good money, but it should be better. Instead of charging more, you should get faster at doing your work. There are some threads on here about the order in which to do things. Like should you mow or trim first?
I would stick with the 21" mower to be honest. Maybe upgrade to a Toro or Honda brand if you don't already have one of those. People respect a Toro or Honda mower (Even if it's a push mower) much more than MTD or those flimsy mowers. I know I do. You can get a brand new Toro 21" for $150 on Craigslist. Self-propelled and all that.
I would suggest getting more quality trimmers and blowers before upgrading to a larger mower. Quality over quantity