dig this. today, after i took a beatin on one job, i stop by a client who called us in the fall. we did some powerseeding at her place. she asked if i had a minute to stop by and look at the lawn. well, a couple of spots didnt grow any grass, i told her no problem, we will spot seed next week. well, we got to talkin, and she said, u know what, why dont u just evaluate the property, and do what u think. im like , huh? she says well, replace some of the dead shrubbery, edge the beds, hand pick the 4 or 5 leaves that are in the beds, whatever u think i need, just do it. i said, well, let me quote u prices first, i dont want u to jump out of your shoes when i give u a bill. she looks me square in the eye and says, "believe me young man, you couldnt quote me a figure that would even make me flinch!"just do what u want, when yur done knock, and ill pay you. and ill need u from now till fall, just keep it lookin good. whenever the bill gets to where u need it paid, just ask, then start a new bill. does anyone else have an "open invitation" to just do what u want at a customers house? this is a new one on me, and i been around for about 8 years.