when doing a full service estimate, do you ever quote a monthly fee, without giving a breakdown? i quoted a neighbor of a client last week a monthly fee, without going into a breakdown, and he jumped on it. somehow it seemed more appealing to him than if i would have gone thru the breakdown.....$38 per mow, $400 for fall cleanup, $400 for ferts....etc, that way sounds expensive. i notice car dealers in the sunday paper quote the car as " ONLY $269 PER MONTH" rather than, "$29,000". $269 won't give you the initial shock that $29,000 will give you. anyhow, i'm giving a quote later today. there's gonna be alot. bedwork/maint, seasonal flowers, spring and fall cleanups, mulching of beds, trimming shrubbery, weekly mowing, fert program. i'm going to try NOT providing a breakdown, unless of course she asks for one. i don't think i need to let her know i'm charging $45 for a $7 flat of begonias. or $75 to weed n feed her 4k property. any thoughts?