i just started running an ad in the local paper and ive gotton 3 calls for estimates in as many days. I went to talk to one of the people who called today. The yard was completely overgrown. I thought wow this will be a good account. palms needed pruning weeds were knee high and just needed to be worked on. The customer however wasnt interested in triming back the massive overgrowth. She wanted me to make the concrete sidewalk to her steps wider and build a 15' x 10' flower garden. I told her that i needed to dig up some information on what best materials to use localy to build a flower garden. She wants the medium dumped over the grass and built up into a mound. She wants flowers dug up from another area in the yard and transplanted to the garden too. Then she asked if i charged by the hour and how i estimated what a job would cost. I told her that I was going to give her a very resonable price because i am pretty new in the area. She wanted to know how much an hour? so i told her between $30 and 45$ depending on if i ran into any unforseen issues. She seemed suprised and said ill talk to my husband and get back to you. I also added that i would be happy to trim the yard up with a nice clean cut look but she stated oh my husband likes doing the yard. every place around her house was beautifuly landscaped and trimed. Is this worth following up with researching what the best way to build a local flower gardens is and calling her back with a more thorough plan or was she just unsure of what she wants in the first place. The yard was not worked on in at least 6 months. I was totaly not expecting this when i went to give the estimate and didnt really have a good idea of what needs to be done or how much i shouldve quoted her. Thanks ahead of time to any of you who post to this thread.