Here it is short and sweet. New neighbor moves in on my block. I do my best to ensure that no other turd is caring for homes on my block especially. I offer monthly service of mow, trim and edge on this lots for $75 as they are all under 3.5 K of turf. See the new neighbor that I have not had a chance to meet yet talking to some yahoos with tacky looking magnetic signs all over their truck declaring they are a lawn service. This guys appear to be winners! I make not and pay the guy a visit next day. Me: Hi neighbor...I live right up the block and run a lawn service. I noticed you were talking to some other guys yesterday and would like to discuss the possiblity of caring for your lawn. Neighbor: Great...can you provide full service. Me: Yes , what would you like, mow edge trim, pest control on the lawn and shrubs as well and shrub trimming. Neighbor: Yes all of it please. Me: Great ...let me measure you lawn and I will be right back with you. Guy has 2.8 K of turf area. One viburnum about 4 foot high and 6 or 7 Foot long. One Sago and One Queen Palm. I figure min stop for my pest provider for lawn $60 but charge the customer $70 for my billing as $35.00 a month. Everything else in my control $97.00 - This includes mowing edging and trimming and trimming the shrubs which on average takes less than 15 minutes per lot on this block. Add a few minutes for pest control on shrubs and the occasional granular fert. Total Bill out the door for the Guy.....$132.00 I am thinking this is a steal. Me. Sir you total for everything is going to be $132.00 a month Neighbor: That is way higher than the guys yesterday told me. Me. Sir...this includes your pest and weed control on the lawn as well as fertilizer, shrubs care, shrub trimming and weekly mowing. Neighbor... Yes there price did to. Me...sir how much higher am I than them. Neighbor....they were $80 a month for everything. Me. Sir are they licensed to apply to your lawn. Neighbor: No...they are using True Green for the Lawn and doing the shrubs themselves. Me: Sir....I see you have a Mercedes slk 55 amg in the driveway. That tells me you like quality and do not mind paying for it. Do you understand that with True Green I really do not feel you will get the quality you are looking for and some of the weeds that you pointed out will still be here. There are aphids on your shrubs now and scale on your Sago as well and I have a feeling you will still have them in two months...so is it better to just pay now for the quality and not for later. Neighbor: I will switch to you in two months if the weeds are still here and the pest are not gone from the shrubs. So I leave and think about it. If they are subbing Tru Brown out.....say at $30 every two months which is less than $10 a K which is still a lousy price for them for this size lot.....that is taking $15.00 a month off their price. So for weekly lawn service including shrub trimming and shrub care they are at $65.00 a month! Anyone else seeing prices this low? I thought the economy was getting better not worse.