I just had one of my first customers of the season, tell me I'm charging too much and he can't afford me. He has about 1/3-1/4 acre and it takes me about 1 hour to mow and trim with my 21". I'd been charging him $35 and it was never an issue in the 4-5 cuts I've given him this year. But instead of letting me come back this week, he decides to get out his mower and do it himself. He had been pleased with my work, so that's not an issue. But since he sees he can do it himself, I guess he figures he can save money as he told me he'd on a limited budjet. I was not about to lower my price for him, especially since I felt like I was doing HIM a favor by comming about 9 miles outta my way ( with no other customers near him) on an on call basis. In a way I'm glad I don't have to deal with him cause he would want to talk for 3-10 minutes each time I'd come and it was just a sorry situation. However I will miss the income of that customer. I've had a few older ladies that had been using me tell me that they would no longer need me cause they're grandsons would be doing it from here on out. Is this normal to loose a few here and there? What do u do to make up for it? Is it still ok to put out flyers even though it's late into the season? This is my first year and so far it's going well, but some of these folk really leave a bad taste in your mouth and seem quite unnappretiative!