I'm gearing up for business and am planning on having some maintenance accounts in addition to landscaping. Just enough grass accounts to keep the lights on, the bank off my back, and good beer in the fridge I need some numbers to use when writing/pricing yearly contracts. How many cuts/year in East Central FL? What calendar dates to use when describing service schedule? Biweekly from ?to? Weekly from ?to ? .... Or "as needed to maintain less than ? inches" with "ESTIMATED yearly number of services will be ?" How do the cuts/ year vary for irrigated vs. non-irrigated lawns? I'm not planning on pushing for contracts.... but some people are used to that program. Should I push for contracts? I'd like a local opinion on this. (Yes; I know, firm up my estimating skills before writing contracts.... I'll do that) I will have room in the schedule until landscaping reputation/networking builds..... so; I'll be taking some 1 cuts..... What's a good % number to charge above normal pricing for 1 cuts? Or should I use a $ amount plus drive from home time? General liability policy (landscaping) for a solo-op for 300K is right at $500/yr. How does that sound? How the hell does one get a real (turf & ornamental)pesticide license without giving another 3 years to "The Man"?