Gas Prices Prompt Lawn Care Services To Issue Surcharge

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

Nearly all equipment used in the lawn and landscape business relies on fuel to run. Soon, customers may have to pay the price.

Some lawn care businesses have already issued a surcharge for their services. Now, if a customer wants a professional service done, they will have to help pay for the gas used.

Chris Trower, of Diamond Landscape, says, "I think you'll see the prices of a lot of goods and services go up that are related to gasoline. They're going to have to go up just to cover that cost. It's frustrating."

Diamond Landscape hopes to alleviate some gas cost by mapping transportation routes. They are also looking into electric cars that use less gas for the future.


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  • by D on May 18, 2008 at 08:12 AM
    Slow down the black Toyota truck Mr. Roxane!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 17, 2008 at 09:58 AM
    Use a darn broom instead of one of those gas powered blowers.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 16, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    Seems more people with land will be gettin more livestock soon. Not only do goats eat everything in a field that doesnt move but they make good eating as well.

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