This how my operation goes... My lawn customers are on a contract from the beginning of Apr. to the end of oct.. They will be billed for 31 cuts non refundable fee.. The lawn will be mowed weekly on the same day unless weather does not permit...I do skip a mowing or two if there is a drought... But i still stop by trim edge and blow... For hedgetrimming the customers are charged one price for the season... I figure the shrubs will need it 2 times... THis season 3 or 4 visits were needed on a few props.. Same goes for non turf weed control which is round up apps. to the beds and sidewalk cracks and such... As many visits as required... fall leaves are done 3 times for a set price.... Snow is paid for by the season the contract covers up to 4' total of snow any extra snow gets billed seperately... All of my reg customers are basically non pita cust... They don't have to worry about anything its just taken care of... My question is, Is this the best way to do this biz? Or am i slowing my expansion because there is alot less customers that will actually go for a contract like mine... Or is this the best way to do this because I know what exactly each service will bring in and how much i will be making for the season... Don't get me wrong I do as much as possible one time work that we can do.... But, I think this contract scares alot of people and slows my new customer sign up.... And over bidding not really being the problem... Ok I'll stop here for now...let some replies roll in.