Overgrown lawns normally require at least double your typical charge for that sized lawn. Sometimes, you should charge tripple.
Set your blades as high as they will go for your first pass. Use a straight-line mowing pattern (left-right or front-back). When you are finished, rake any excess clumped grass and remove it from the lawn.
Now, lower your blades to the correct height for that type grass and make a second pass. For the second pass, choose a different mowing pattern. If you did left-right on your first pass, mow front-back for your second pass.
The grass will never look good after your first service. Once grass gets leggy, stems close to the ground become thick and discolored. Let your customer know it will take at least two weekly services before it begins to look like a lawn again.
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