Myself and about 4 or 5 other companys have been doing spring cleanups and giving estimates for weekly mowing since early March here. The five of us are pretty close on prices and we have the right equipment for the job and the know how to do it right. This week about 5 more new guys showed up the classifieds and have been bidding about 1/2 what the jobs should be just to score them. These guys don't have any good equipment and their work look like total crap but they are getting a lot of the jobs because they are cheaper. Eventually the price gas, their work quality, and other issues will take them out of business but until then they are hurting the guys that are for real. I know I'm not overcharging because after busting my butt I make enough money to cover equipment, gas, taxes, and a little left for my personal bills and that is it. To those reading this post who may be a lowballer do realize that your affecting three differant sources. The LCO that does a good job and is legit, the customer you just left their yard looking like a 7 year old did it, and yourself when it all catches up to you and you are piss broke and tired of working for nothing.