How is the economy doing in your local areas? Is business - not just you - going good for lawn care, or bad for lawn / yard care? Feel free to share about your own situation too. In Portland, the economy seems to be holding strong. Even home prices are holding pretty good. If you don't mind sharing, what may be the one or two most significant things you have done to adapt to current changes in prices, economy, etc.? For us, the main thing we did was a 25% increase in prices, since we had not raised our rates in about 4 years. So far, it's working well.