First year in the business and only on a part time basis so my with my few yards I thought I was doing pretty good until just a couple of hours ago. A trio of twenty somethings, with lawn equipment in their trunk, stopped while I was working in someone's yard and struck up a conversation with me. They were very nice but what they told me caused great concern. They said that they were only charging $15/yard and had 50 yards with this being their first year in business and the whole time I'm charging starting out at $25/yard (more if it is a larger lot). $25 seems to be the overall starting rate here in North Dallas but how am I to compete and get more yards if these guys are $10 below me. They seemed to know for the most part what they were talking about and seemed to really want to give the customer satisfaction so I'm not inclined to think they are a flash in the pan. Again, how do you compete with such a low charge. I'm pretty firm on my prices and also pretty frustrated.