I don't have my applicators licence so I subcontracted to a local Weed & Feed company. Gave them 8 lawns for spring & fall ferts only plus 2 complete service properties. I instructed them to NEVER send a bill to MY customers and that "I am their customer" so send the billings directly to me. Of course I marked up their price to the lawn owners for making the calls and arrangements. So guess what they did? that's right. They sent invoices to my customers. The one full service client calls and says he will pay it direct himself. So now I am beat for the 20% markup fee that I was charging. AND the customer is now looking for someone who can cut and apply the ferts and sprays themselves (he says that they don't make me look very good with their screw ups as they also took almost 3 weeks to get me a price on this property), so I stand a good chance to totally lose on this $1000.00 per year cutting account. The other full service client calls and says he got an invoice for the first fert app and weed control AND that it states that they are PAST DUE. Funny thing is, I've already paid for them. Now he also sees what they would be charging if he ordered it himself. I've already cancelled all the properties that I gave to this W & F company except for one cause I want them back to re-apply the weed control as it did not work very well. Then I will also cancel this one. I won't mention the company's name but they are VERY well known both in the USA and Canada. This winter I will be getting my applicators licences. Seems I gotta learn the hard way.