if you asked someone to sign a contract here they would laugh in your face and say no thanks lol
i'd rather make more money per month and get paid weekly than get paid all at once and make less
i save money to last through the off season. it's really only jan and feb here.
to skip is based on my judgement. customers hate paying for 4 cuts a month when you are only allowed to do 3 because of rain or dry conditions. that's why most are against it. i do have a few but i charge them only for the amount of cuts i performed that month.
i mow most yards bi weekly and i never bag. clippings are never left on the lawn looking bad and they don't take any longer to cut than a weekly account.