I received a call on Sunday (yesterday) from a lady who wanted me to come to her home and look at the landscaping. The yard was a large busy yard full of beds and fountains, trees, etc. She explained to me that she wanted to change the service provider because the service given she was not happy with. The beds needed to be cut as the grass was growing into the beds and the was not real definition between the two. The beds were full of weeds, trash, pine needles and just in bad shape. Her house had been wrapped from high schoolers and toilet paper was everywhere. Remember this home is a million plus home. I need this done before Thanksgiving she explained, I told her that it would take two guys two full days to get this done and that I would do this for $800.. She fell out, thought I was insane and wanted me to explain to her what she would get for her money. I did not have a problem telling her that we would cut the beds, remove weeds, pine straw and turn the mulch, install two flats of color in one of the beds she asked for and service the lawn. Plus I would have to dump ( Still two days of work ). The lady is the owner of an interior design company where my wife is the operations manager. I am guessing that she thought I would be cheap. My rates where figured at $25.00 per man per hour. There is future work that she wants done like there is a fountain in the back yard that she wants removed and lots more landscape work to be done later. I told my wife that I could go down to $600 for the work, but that I really did not want to because my prices are just that. I don't want to be pushed into lowering my price, but there is a chance to increase business in this area. Should I stay firm on my price or should I lower it to get into the area and get the future work from this lady?