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Re: home : )/Amtrak/price to mow yard??

We pay our man-of-all-work $125.00 to mow our yard, but it's a
lot of steep up-and-down, and he edges the beds, too.  It takes him 
a bit more than two hours, but he is always expensive.  We know
that but he is very reliable and conscientious in whatever he does.
I'm sure you would not pay a teen-ager anything like that amount.
We might be able to get it done for less, too, but we can count
on this guy for all kinds of things that need to be done.
When we are away, we do pay a teen-ager $20.00/day to come in 
and feed our cats and give them water.
In a message dated 7/10/2008 11:58:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:

wow... that is some story.  I keep forgetting that it is going to get cold 
in Springfield before we get back home.
I think I have hired a neighborhood boy, 15 years old, to mow, edge, water 
and feed the cat while I am gone.  Does anyone have any idea what I should 
pay him?  I am thinking hourly wages and more if he uses his own mower and 
equipment.  Does anyone pay to have their yard mowed?  I have 2 acres but 
tonight I timed my self on my zero turn mower.  It took me less than 2 hours 
to get it all mowed then I went around to spray some round up and hauled off 
some branches that I cut off this morning to the garbage cans.  I was back 
in the house in 2 1/2 hours and I did have one friend stop by for a garden 
tour in the middle of my mowing.
He is a good kid, but he wants me to come up with what to pay him.  I want 
to be fair...

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