i was charging buy the cut when i started and worked that way for 15 years. i had a hard time trying to get people to sign a per year price agreement. i have had problems even raising the price on many of my accounts because of the area i live in there are more landscapers than ever not to mention the weekend warriors unemployment is high and people fell anyone can cut grass but do they know what it cost for insurance, payroll,rent even gas. last year there was a drought here. normally i cut 30 times last year cut 20 times lost big. how do u convince people that they are going to pay even when you do not cut?