I got a call today from a lady today. She wanted a quote on a spring clean up and to sign up for weekly service for the coming season. I quoted her $40 a week and $250 for the clean up. Clean up would've been relatively easy. Just thatch removal and turning of the beds, no mulch. And leaves from last fall. She tells me no thats high, and shows me a flyer advertising $20 a week for the season 4 cuts a month. I told her "sorry, I can't match that." This is my second year and I'm solo. I've been getting a lot of call for estimates. But it seems like many of the calls are just tire kickers. I understand the whole make it up in volume theory. But $20 a week is crazy. Not I.