I can't believe customers complaining about a minimal $1-2 price increase on their lawn service. The bad thing is, these are my higher end properties, $300-400,000 homes. I wanted to raise price last year, but I didn't. So with the price of fuel being so high this year, I had no choice. One person I kept below my minimum last year because I did a landscaping project for him, but this year I raised him $2 a mow and he called me this morning complaining that he couldn't afford $140 a month, but he can afford to take 3 trips a year with 4 family members to Hawaii? go figure. Part of the problem is other companies stopping, and quoting prices for mowing without even being called. I just tell them - they get what they pay for. You know the service I can give you, if that's what you want, then that's what you can expect. I know we've all ran in to this, just wanted to vent!!!