I'm so done with property managers that are tight wads and can't understand a contract or have no concept how grounds maintenance works. I got this commercial acoount that's got about 52 apartments in an average area. It all started last year when the newbie want a be manager approved the contract and we were on our merry way. First was the Spring Clean-up then the aeration and of course the pre emergent all the first day of April1 as she signed the contract that day screwing up my schedule. Not to mention pre-emergent couldn't wait any longer. So we go ahead and mow for the next 4 weeks as usual, everytyhing going smooth, then bill time. I send her the bill for April. If I recall it was like $700 something. Anyway she's like is the bill always this big? I said ya in the Spring and the Fall. She's like I'm on a budget now sir. I'm like to myself so what thats not my problem, not to mention I went over the contract with you that YOU signed (note don't say whats really on your mind unless you just lose it, which I've done). She then is like what is the $89 charge for pre emrgent? I said the first of the six steps. she's like I thought the fert for the whole year was like $89. I said the fert alone costs more than that for the whole year, I don't set the prices on those products. She again is like I'm on a budget. and welcome to the wonderful world of property management. Buisness 101 in property management, If you got 52 units and want to keep people there or get new people than learn to cough up a several thousand a year for lawn maintenance and several thousand for snow removal. I think a years worth of rent for one rent can pay the maintenance and still reap a profit at the end of the day.