Hello fellow lawn/landscape member's of Jersey, im here to share a important story. I was at one of my residentials today laying mulch, i have two houses at the end of the streets. My customer across the street came up to me and express some interest in a spring clean up and mulch etc etc. As the conversation went on he ask when i plan to start cutting, i said next week. Then he went on to say there was a guy that knock on the door yesterday saying he will cut the grass for 25 dollars if he got 3 more houses on the street for him. His reply was no, being that i have a great working relationship with this customer and i feel my company does top notch work. I get 65 dollars to cut his lawn a week, many times it has to be double or triple cut each visit. The moral of this story is to please watch out for this sort of law balling attack on business. I'm well aware of the economy and how times are hard, yet i feel this is real crap way of conducting business. If for some act of god my customer excepted his offer, there is no doubt in my mind i would have gotten a call back in May to service the account again. I have pick up many accounts from guys that cut,blow, and go for a minimal charge. Also let your accounts shine and don't be afraid to go the extra mile, it speaks volumes in the end. Another situation that is running ramped in Monmouth County is the amount of equipment being stolen. Some big time outfits have been getting ripped off. Please lock your stuff up, and make it harder for these scums to steal. Park tons of stuff in front of ur equipment and put locks on ur trailer hitches. Thankyou For the time, have a great and prosperous green season 2009 Tim A. Tim's Lawn service.