We are currently billing month to month for services performed. We are considering offering an annual contract paid monthly for selective services. IE: mowing, mulching, fertilizing, leaf clean up (2x) and shrub trimming. We want bill on a 12 month basis to offset the lower income during the slower months. I also believe this method may be desireably by many homeowners as they will have a consistant invoice each month. It will also allow them to spread the overall seasonal cost out over 12 months instead of 8. My concern is how to handle the customer that stops his service before the contract ends. My initial thought was to have a clause that states if services are terminated prior to end date without cause, all services all ready performed will be billed at the normal rates oulined below. (something to this degree). This way, a customer contracted for 27 cuts at $40 per cut will actually be billed $50 per cut if he cancells early without cause. I'm looking for any other suggestions as to how we can cover ourselves for those contracts that are cancelled early.