If anything like Sean said, this is going to be beneficial to the customer. If in April you do a spring clean-up, a mulch and edge job, and mow their lawn a couple times it's gonna add up. Most of my customers are pretty well off and can afford that, but maybe they would like to strecth it out over 12 months to help lessen that big chunk of money first thing in the season.
I have money in the bank too, not as much as a larger company, but enough to cover my expenses for the winter and start up costs come the Spring. It sure would be nice to have some cash flow coming in if we don't get snow to plow, thus lessening the money I need to take out of savings to cover expenses.
Sean, I know you covered a little bit of this but what if we get alot of rain or possibly a drought? And my customers don't have alot of other extra stuff we could do in their yeard to make up the difference? What could we do to offset the cost? Maybe give them a credit toward snowplowing? or maybe a credit toward the following years services?