Join Date: Nov 2013
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In all honesty, yea, I'd cut it. That lawn for one guy would take ten minutes, but then again if you are rolling around with a push mower it may be longer.
1) Most never paid trip charges for grass cuts - you will lose money by skipping the cut
2) Bids on grass suck - takes two weeks to get approved sometimes and by the the grass has grown another two foot.
3) The front yard doesn't look bad, the back needs double cut BFD
4) Are you planning on making this thing a manicured looking golf course? Heck no, cut the chit down and move on.
The neighbor? Who the heck are they and how do they come into the picture? They complain? Who cares? Are they paying you? Do they have any single ounce of influence on work you receive from that client? NO.
You know who does have influence, that overworked person you don't care about.
A $35 lawn cut takes xx minutes to complete - the client provides $35, you provide the minutes - we're not building cadillacs here, look what it looks like now. If it's gonna take longer due to excessive edging or trimming, skip it till next round, provide the minutes and no more - hopefully with the right equipment less.
Your priorities for this type of business are backwards dude. The neighbor doesn't pay you, the client does - make the client happy by just getting it done and wave to the neighbor. You will gain nothing ever by making waves.