Well, made a critical mistake today. I got a call over a week ago for a lawn cleanup and weekly service thereafter. Took a look at the property last Wednesday, gave the price, and didn't hear back from the guy until Saturday. I was given the go-ahead to get started ASAP and with my schedule it was this Wednesday. Well I went to show up and the lawn had popped, it was long before, but it had grown a decent amount since I last looked at it. I should have told the guy my estimate was only good for about 2 days, but I didn't. So I at least go attempt to get the beast hacked down so I can at least hold some honor. Get there and it's out of control, I took a trimmer to about half of it to get most of the growth cut down, then tried mowing it. After about an hour, I completely gave up, basically impossible as the growth was too thick and the grass was at least 2 feet tall in places. So I called the guy, left a message, told him that I don't even have the necessary equipment to handle this job, unless he can handle just having a trimmer going over it, but that really wouldn't get it down to "lawn" status. I'm disappointed now, not really sure what to do, never had a lawn I couldn't get knocked down before. I was counting on having this lawn as I estimated $45 a cut and the property is super close to my house, not much travel time. Now I feel like I'm going to lose the whole bit, I just don't see any way of getting this jungle under control. I did tell him that I wasn't going to charge him anything for the time I spent attempting to tackle the beast, which I think is fair, I'm just not really sure where to go from here. If the lot was of smaller size, it'd be no problem, just bag it and go, but it's 9,000 square feet, I'm sure I'd fill up 3-4 truck loads of grass trying to bag it, easy. Any advice on this one? Like I said, in 8 years I've never had this kind of problem.