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that is an option, im looking into the costs of converting one.
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I think if you did, you might be able to pick up a commercial account and cut for fuel.
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Thats true.

Is there a a certain method in getting commercial lawns?
I herd that you call up the company and ask to be put on their bidding list... so does that mean that they ask all the companies on the list to give them a quote and they pick the best one?
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I also want to know how much should I be charging?
Average homes in my city are charged 20-30$ a cut depending on the company.
I was thinking of charging near the 25-30$ mark. I know i am a new company starting out but the service and benefits are well worth it and shouldnt be under charged. I think that if people see a low price quote they might think that it isn't a very good service (especially considering that i am just going to be 18). I am targetting the newer more financially set areas too.
What do you think i should do?
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Hi Alehandro,

Check this article out. This lawn care business owner is REALLY going green.

Here is how he edges using only manpower.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ April 18 2008,10:35)]Hi Alehandro,

Check this article out. This lawn care business owner is REALLY going green.

Here is how he edges using only manpower.
Been there.. done that.. was doing a better job with my gas trimmer especially doing this on a fussy man that has a property on a private island
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My attempts to go green have been a little less extreme than that. Mostly by cutting out chemicals and using a reel mower when I can. I think the whole bicycle idea he had going is a little extreme, plus those hand edgers waste a ton of time and produce a terrible result when compared to a string trimmer.
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well that is prety amazing. i guess there are degrees of going green. The point is to find the right balance, to make a difference and still make a living.
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